The Government of Canada is investing in the growth and diversification of the Haute-Gaspésie tourism sector


CED grants more than $6.5 million to 11 organizations to help them launch their projects and improve their tourism offer.

SAINTE-ANNE-DES-MONTS, QC, July 27, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ – Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (DEC)

A key economic driver, Canada’s tourism industry generated more than $100 billion in annual revenue before it was hit hard by the pandemic. Today the government of Canada ensures that tourism thrives again and reaches its full potential.

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, today announced contributions totaling $6,595,376 to 11 Haute-Gaspésie businesses and organizations.

The recipients are: Exploramer, Solidarity cooperative for tourism, economic and social development of Mont-Saint-PierreCap-Chat Distillery, Haute-Gaspésie Historical Society, Panora Loges Fluviales, Auberge du Cap, Cap-Chat Énergie, Auberge La Seigneurie des Monts, Concept Innovaciel, Monde Sauvage and socio-cultural hub of the Caps.

These CED investments will enable beneficiaries to deploy their projects and improve or modernize their tourism offering. Additional information on each of these projects is available in the information document.

The government of Canada recognizes and supports businesses and organizations that are a source of pride in their communities. of Quebec economic recovery relies on a strong tourism industry made up of organizations deeply rooted in the regional economy. The players in this sector are major contributors to growth, as well as major assets in rebuilding a stronger, more resilient, greener and fairer economy for all.


“Tourism plays an essential role in the Gaspésie economy. I am delighted that our government is supporting 11 Haute-Gaspésie businesses and organizations. Thanks to CED’s support, 13 new projects are emerging, which will enhance the region’s tourism offer, even attract more visitors and better welcome them. I am convinced that each of these projects will contribute in its own way to the economic development of the region, whether by creating a new offer or by enriching or modernizing the current offer.

The Honorable Diane Lebouthillier, MP for Gaspésie–Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine and Minister of National Revenue

“The tourism industry is a forum for showcasing from Canada culture and diversity to visitors from all over the world. Our government continues to be there for entrepreneurs and players in the tourism sector to ensure their recovery. Today, we are announcing major investments that will enable more than 10 Haute‑Gaspésie organizations to look to the future and continue to contribute to their region’s power of attraction. »

The Honorable Pascale St-Onge, MNA for Brome–Missisquoi, Minister of Sports and Minister responsible for CED

“Tourism is one of the sectors most affected by the pandemic in Canada. We will continue to support this sector during this difficult time. We will also continue to focus on safety and ensure businesses get the help they need to quickly get back on their feet and thrive. The Tourism Relief Fund will help businesses adapt, make improvements and be ready to welcome customers back. It is also part of a broader strategy to help the sector weather the pandemic, recover and ultimately grow. The Canadian economy will not fully recover until our tourism sector recovers. »

The Honorable Randy Boissonnault, MP for Edmonton Centre, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance

Fast facts

  • Tourism is $102 billion of annual economic activity, 1.8 million jobs and 2% from Canada GDP.
  • Today’s announcement is part of a series of strategic investments by CED in projects aimed at fostering the revival of the tourism industry and contributing to the economy of tomorrow.
  • CED is a key federal partner in of Quebec regional economic development. 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

For further information: Media Relations, Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions, [email protected]; Ariane Joazard-Bélizaire, Press Attaché, Office of the Minister of Sports and Minister Responsible for Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions, [email protected]


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