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CED for Quebec regions helps St-Donat Bakery

Two businesses and two organizations receive over $1.1M in support for promising projects for agri-food and tourism sectors


February 24, 2021
By Bakers Journal

The Government of Canada is investing in projects that will be promising for the economic recovery for the food industry and tourism in Quebec.

In the Lanaudière and Laurentides regions, the agri-food and tourism industries count several dynamic businesses and organizations with innovative ideas whose work is boosting these regions’ reputations across the country.

Faced with COVID-related challenges, the companies are now ready to rebound. And as Quebec’s regional prosperity relies on strong local economic fabric, where businesses and organizations are able to innovate and lead promising projects, the Government of Canada offers to support them as they pursue their activities and to foster their growth.

Two businesses and two organizations receive over $1.1M in support for promising projects for agri-food and tourism sectors

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With this in mind, Stéphane Lauzon, Member of Parliament for Argenteuil‒La Petite-Nation and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Seniors, accompanied by Élisabeth Brière, Member of Parliament for Sherbrooke and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Québec), today announced financial support for St-Donat Bakery, the Parc régional Montagne du Diable, Alice & Ambre Inc. and the Corporation du Parc du Poisson Blanc. The announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages.

Among one of the recipients of financial support is the famed St-Donat Bakery, which will receive  $600,000, repayable contribution. CED’s assistance will enable the business to acquire new digital and robotic production equipment (two automated packaging lines, baking ovens and a refrigeration system). This project, aimed at improving the business’s growth and production capacity, will lead to the creation and maintenance of 10 jobs.

The Government of Canada is proud to recognize and support businesses and organizations working in sectors of activity that are a source of pride in their communities. Quebec’s future and economic recovery are founded on the flagship industries of regional economies. They contribute significantly to Quebec’s economic growth and will be key assets to rebuild a stronger, more resilient and more just economy for all.

“The Government of Canada has a mission to accompany the country’s businesses and regions into tomorrow’s economy and to help them seize the business opportunities that will arise. That is why we are providing our support to the specific assets of Quebec’s different regions, such as here in the Lanaudière and Laurentides regions; they will be essential elements in ensuring an inclusive recovery and in creating good jobs in all of our communities,” said The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Member of Parliament for Ahuntsic-Cartierville, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages in a statement.