Quebec News

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  1. CED grants nearly $300,000 to the Centre de ski Mont‑Béchervaise to improve its facilities.
  2. On November 23, 2022, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband and unauthorized items was seized at Donnacona Institution, a federal maximum security institution.
  3. On November 22, 2022, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at the Regional Reception Centre, a federal multi-level security institution.
  4. The organization receives over $400,000 in financial assistance from CED.
  5. On November 11 and 12, 2022, two separate packages containing contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Drummond Institution, a federal medium-security institution.
  6. Laval organization receives over $2.2M in financial assistance from CED.
  7. Government of Canada Invests Close to $270 Million to Support Home and Community Care, Mental Health and Addictions Services in Quebec.
  8. The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, and the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health, will make an important funding announcement to improve the quality and accessibility of home and community care as well as mental health and addictions services in Quebec.
  9. On November 17, 2022, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Cowansville Institution, a medium security federal institution.
  10. Organization receives $100,000 from CED to develop and fit out a tourism chalet that focuses on well‑being.
  11. The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) advises that 12 inmates at Port-Cartier Institution, in Quebec, have tested positive for COVID-19. The health and safety of our employees, inmates and the public continue to be our top priority. We are closely monitoring the situation, and measures are in place to minimize spread of the virus within the institution.
  12. The Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for CED, the Honourable Pascale St‑Onge, will take advantage of her visit to Laval this coming November 21 to meet with various stakeholders in the life sciences sector, in particular biopharmaceuticals. Among other things, she will visit the Quebec Biotechnology Innovation Centre (CQIB) and announce financial support. Media representatives are invited to meet with the Minister and CQIB management and tour the centre.
  13. On November 15, 2022, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Cowansville Institution, a medium security federal institution.
  14. From November 9 to 13, 2022, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at the Regional Reception Centre, a federal multi-level security institution.
  15. The INRS will receive over $5 million in financial assistance from CED to support Quebec businesses as they go green.
  16. Sophie Chatel, Member of Parliament for Pontiac, will announce Government of Canada financial support for La maison de paille S.E.N.C., a tourism start‑up in the Outaouais region.
  17. Régie intermunicipale de traitement des matières résiduelles de la Gaspésie will receive nearly $300,000 in financial assistance from CED to support the Quebec economy in going green.
  18. The Honourable Jean‑Yves Duclos, Member of Parliament for Québec and Minister of Health, will announce Government of Canada financial assistance to support the growth of the Institut national de recherche scientifique (INRS), a unique, innovative academic institution dedicated exclusively to post‑graduate research and education.
  19. Between November 8 and 11, 2022, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Archambault Institution, a federal multi-level security institution.
  20. Government of Canada investing $557 million in infrastructure funding for Parks Canada. Priority projects to focus on climate resiliency, public safety, built heritage, and improved visitor experiences.
  21. The Saint-Anaclet-de-Lessard SME will receive $2 million in financial assistance from CED to accelerate the green shift in Quebec’s regions.
  22. Parks Canada will make an important announcement about Parks Canada’s infrastructure funding of Forillon National Park's Grande-Grave Heritage Sector.
  23. CED grants more than $250,000 to Royal Canadian Legion to renovate its community room.
  24. Today, François Néashit, Chief of the Conseil des Atikamekw de Wemotaci, and the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services, announced the first step toward bringing fire protection services in Wemotaci up to provincial health and safety standards.
  25. The Honorable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will make an announcement at Ferme des Sommets to highlight support to supply-managed sectors as presented in the 2022 Fall Economic Statement.
  26. Popular festival celebrating winter receives over $3 million in financial assistance from CED to enhance its activities and position itself for the future.
  27. CED grants more than $500,000 to the Sutton Volunteer Centre for its relocation project.
  28. CED awards almost $750,000 to the Val‑d’Or Native Friendship Centre for the upgrading of its cultural site.
  29. Today, Rachel Bendayan, Member of Parliament for Outremont, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, announced funding of over $1.8 million for four projects aimed at addressing the negative impacts of COVID-19 on Autistic individuals in Quebec.
  30. The Montérégie SME will receive $750,000 in financial assistance from CED to foster sustainable development in Quebec’s regions.
  31. Indigenous community administered from the Cacouna Reserve in the Bas‑Saint‑Laurent region receives $800,000 in financial assistance from CED.
  32. The Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance, accompanied by the Honourable Jean‑Yves Duclos, Member of Parliament for Québec and Minister of Health, and Joël Lightbound, Member of Parliament for Louis‑Hébert, will announce Government of Canada financial assistance for the Québec Winter Carnival. The aim of this support is to promote the festival and adapt and enhance the experience being offered in a post-pandemic context.
  33. Squizz Distributions, Microbrasserie Le Prospecteur, 9401‑0246 Québec inc. – Alpha Tango Spirits and Monsieur S’éclate to benefit from over $2 million from CED.
  34. The following information is in addition to the news release issued on November 8, 2022, on CED’s financial assistance and the recipient organizations and their respective projects.
  35. Sherbrooke-based high-performance technical yarn manufacturer will receive $1 million from CED for its growth project.
  36. Stéphane Lauzon, Member of Parliament for Argenteuil–La Petite‑Nation and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Rural Economic Development, will announce Government of Canada financial assistance for TalThi, a family‑owned business that manufactures food packaging using the best ecofriendly practices. The announcement of this CED financial contribution will be made on behalf of the Honourable Pascale St‑Onge, Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for CED.
  37. On November 2, 2022, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Cowansville Institution, a federal medium security institution.
  38. Montréal organization receives $500,000 in financial assistance from CED.
  39. The Nord-du-Québec SME will receive over $100,000 in financial assistance from CED to accelerate the green shift and sustainable development in Quebec’s regions.
  40. Élisabeth Brière, Member of Parliament for Sherbrooke and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health, on behalf of the Honourable Pascale St‑Onge, Member of Parliament for Brome–Missisquoi, Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED), and André Bachand, Member for Richmond, on behalf of the Minister for the Economy, Minister Responsible for the Fight Against Racism and Minister Responsible for the Laval Region, Christopher Skeete, invite media representatives to a press conference on support granted to FilSpec, a Sherbrooke business specializing in technical yarn. Media representatives are also invited to participate in a tour of the business following the press conference.
  41. Rachel Bendayan, Member of Parliament for Outremont and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance, will announce Government of Canada financial assistance to develop the tourism offering of social economy business EcoMaris at the Old Port of Montréal.
  42. On November 3, 2022, Henri Primeau, an inmate from Archambault Institution, died while in our custody.
  43. Hurricane Fiona has had a devastating effect on communities across Atlantic Canada and Eastern Quebec. Houses and buildings have been severely damaged and destroyed, as well as small craft harbours that are critical to fisheries and coastal communities. Extreme weather is a major cause of lost fishing gear, known as ghost gear (such as nets, line, rope, traps, pots, and floats), and Fiona has caused a lot of this fishing gear to be lost in the Atlantic Ocean. This lost fishing gear costs money for fish harvesters to replace, and is also a severe threat to the marine environment.
  44. Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to advise motorists that the Alexandra Bridge will no longer be closed to vehicular traffic on Saturday, November 5, and Sunday, November 6, from 6 am to 7 pm, following the cancellation of these planned closures.
  45. Between October 28 and 30, 2022, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at the Regional Reception Centre, a multi-level security federal institution.
  46. On October 28, 2022, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Cowansville Institution, a medium security federal institution.
  47. Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to advise users that the Hull Causeway and Union Bridge of the Chaudière Crossing will be closed to motorists to accommodate repairs.
  48. With an investment of nearly $1 million from the Government of Canada, the Association des médecins vétérinaires praticiens du Québec will be able to develop a digital tool to anticipate and reduce the risks associated with metabolic diseases in dairy cows.
  49. On October 24, 2022, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband and unauthorized items was seized at Donnacona Institution, a maximum security federal institution.
  50. On October 20, 2022, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Cowansville Institution, a federal medium security institution.