Nearly $813,000 provided for development of two businesses and one organization in La Tuque

From: Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

June 7, 2019 – La Tuque, Quebec – Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

Pro-Mec Elite, Microbrasserie La Pécheresse and Club Moto-Neige La Tuque will be able to complete their projects with the help of a total of $812,888 in repayable and non-repayable contributions from Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions.

With this financial assistance, Pro-Mec Elite Inc. will be able to support its growth by acquiring state‑of‑the‑art equipment. Microbrasserie La Pécheresse will be able to meet its operational requirements effectively by purchasing and installing more efficient equipment. Club Moto-Neige La Tuque Inc. will be able to acquire new snow-grooming equipment for mechanical trail maintenance.

The funding was announced today by the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Member of Parliament for Saint-Maurice-Champlain and Minister of Infrastructure and Communities. The Government of Canada’s assistance will help the recipient businesses and organization achieve their set objectives. Their respective projects will generate total investments of nearly $2.5M and create ten jobs, in addition to diversifying economic activity in La Tuque.

The Government of Canada is committed to creating close partnerships with Quebec businesses and organizations to support their efforts to innovate and increase their productivity and competitiveness so that they can contribute to the economic vitality of the regions, the creation of jobs and the improvement of citizens’ quality of life.

“More than ever, our government has ambition for Quebec and its regions. By investing in businesses and organizations like these to enhance their performance, we are helping to make our regions more prosperous. Our government is standing by its commitments to drive expansion, innovation and exports. I am delighted to know that these projects will contribute to the creation of 10 high-quality jobs in La Tuque. The economic success of our regions is key to our success as a country.”

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

“As Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, my goal is to help businesses grow and innovate so that they can become more competitive, expand into new markets and create good-quality jobs and wealth for Canadians. The funding announced today reflects this commitment concretely by supporting businesses and organizations whose successes benefit the region and the Canadian economy as a whole.”

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED

Quick facts

  • Today’s announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for the Innovation, Science and Economic Development portfolio, which is made up of 17 federal departments and agencies, including CED and the other five regional development agencies.

  • The funding was awarded under CED’s Quebec Economic Development Program and Regional Economic Growth through Innovation program.

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