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Government of Canada injects over $4 million in Rimouski economy

Rimouski, Quebec, August 26, 2013 – 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 while on visit to Rimouski that the Government of Canada has granted funding to 12 organizations and businesses in the region.

“These financial contributions we are announcing today are yet another example of our government’s strong commitment to maintain a firm focus on the economy, jobs and prosperity in Quebec’s communities,” said Minister Lebel.

The recipients of this funding are the firms Centre Techno-Pneu Inc. and Datran Inc. and the following 10 organizations: Les Amis des Jardins de Métis Inc., Corporation de soutien au développement technologique desPMESite historique maritime de la Pointe-au-PèreClub de soccer de Mont-Joli Inc., Centre de recherche sur les biotechnologies marinesCorporation des loisirs Sainte-Odile de Rimouski, Municipality of Esprit-Saint; Interdisciplinary Center for the Development of Ocean Mapping, Tour de la relève internationale de Rimouski, andLoisirs de La Trinité-des-Monts.


This assistance, granted in the form of repayable and non-repayable financial contributions totalling $4,069,386, has been awarded through the Quebec Economic Development Program (QEDP) and the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF).

For further details on these projects, please see the related backgrounder.

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Media Relations
Canada Economic Development
Tel.: 514-283-8818

Marie-Josée Paquette
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Denis Lebel
Canada Economic Development
Tel.: 514-496-1282

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