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May 20, 2014 – Cap-aux-Meules, Quebec – Canada Economic Development

The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, today announced that five projects in the Îles-de-la-Madeleine region have been granted financial assistance  to carry out projects that will contribute to the growth of the tourism industry and the creation of jobs.

This support, which totals $1,857,643, has been awarded in the form of three non-repayable contributions through Canada Economic Development’s Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF) and two repayable contributions through its Quebec Economic Development Program.

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  • The recipients of this financial assistance from the Government of Canada are: the Corporation de développement portuaire de la Baie du Cap-Vert, B.M.B. Îles-de-la-Madeleine Inc., Club vacances “Les Îles” (La Salicorne), and Restaurant la Boucanerie Inc. (Auberge chez Denis à François).
  • The contributions will enable each of the recipients to contribute to the business vitality of the region.

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“By lending financial support to these Îles-de-la-Madeleine organizations, our Government is showing it is committed to promoting tourism, a sector that occupies a place of key importance in the Canadian economy.”

Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

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Media Relations
Canada Economic Development
Tel.: 514-283-8818
E-mail: media@dec-ced.gc.ca

Vincent Rabault
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Denis Lebel
Canada Economic Development
Tel.: 514-496-1282
E-mail: vincent.rabault@miga-maig.gc.ca


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