CED is granting nearly $4 million for 23 projects aimed at improving the Gaspé tourism offer and modernizing local community facilities.
CHANDLER, QC, August 25, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ – Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)
Across the country, community spaces and tourist attractions have seen a significant fluctuation in use due to the pandemic. Important engines of the economy, they attract residents and visitors and support local businesses and jobs.
This is why the Honorable Diane Lebouthillier, MNA for Gaspésie–Les Îles‑de‑la‑Madeleine and Minister of National Revenue, on behalf of the Honorable Pascale St‑Onge, Minister of Sports and Minister responsible for CED, announced today contributions totaling $3,854,592 for 23 projects in Gaspésie.
These CED investments will enable beneficiary organizations and municipalities to launch their projects, upgrade their facilities, improve or modernize their tourism offering. Further information on the projects is available in the related information document.
The government of Canada recognizes and supports businesses and organizations that make their region proud, as well as municipalities, which play a key role in the well-being of communities across the country. Economic recovery depends, among other things, on a strong tourism industry with organizations rooted in the regional economy, and on the vitality of local communities and their shared spaces. These different actors are major contributors to economic growth and major assets for rebuilding a stronger, more resilient, greener and fairer economy for all.
“Our assistance for these promising projects in the Gaspé demonstrates our government’s commitment to supporting the economic development of communities of all sizes as well as players in the tourism industry. I am happy to know that the residents of several municipalities will benefit from quality meeting spaces and that their many visitors will be able to take advantage of renewed attractions. Today I am announcing major investments that will enable 23 Gaspésie organizations and municipalities to look to the future and continue to contribute to the attractiveness of the region.
The Honorable Diane Lebouthillier, MP for Gaspésie‒The islands–of–the–Madeleine and Minister of National Revenue
“The funding announced today reflects our commitment to supporting the tourism industry and its stakeholders. We need to plan for economic recovery and can only do so with their input. The financial contributions granted to these 23 community and tourism projects are excellent news for Gaspésie. region and its power of attraction! Let’s make a fresh start by envisioning together a future where we are stronger and more resilient.”
The Honorable Pascale St.–Onge, MNA for Brome–Missisquoi, Minister of Sports and Minister responsible for CED
CED is a key federal partner for regional economic development in Quebec. With its 12 regional business offices, CED supports businesses, support organizations and all regions of Quebec in tomorrow’s economy.
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SOURCE Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
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