Quebec News

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  1. Budget 2021 is the Government of Canada’s plan to finish the fight against COVID-19 and ensure a robust economic recovery that is inclusive of all Canadians. Today, the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, engaged with Yves Lalumière, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tourisme Montréal, Louise Beaudoin, Board President for Regroupement des événements majeurs internationaux, Paul Arseneault of the Université du Québec à Montréal and Martin Lessard of MT Lab on recovery for Montréal’s tourism industry. The discussion, organized by Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED) at MT Lab, centred on opportunities for this recovery outlined in the recent Budget 2021: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience.
  2. On April 14, 2021, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Donnacona Institution, a federal maximum-security institution.
  3. On April 9, 2021 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 Government of Canada is committed to a renewed relationship with Indigenous peoples based on the recognition of rights, respect, cooperation and partnership. Building on this commitment, the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, and the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, together with Chief Darcy Gray of the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government, announced today that they have agreed to a landmark plan to advance reconciliation in the fisheries.
  5. Anju Dhillon, Member of Parliament for Dorval—Lachine—LaSalle, on behalf of the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, today announced an investment of nearly $10,000 for the Trans-West Group to conduct an energy assessment, identifying opportunities to lower its fuel costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its heavy-duty trucking fleet.
  6. The Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, today announced a more than $235,000 investment for SWTCH Energy Inc. to install 61 electric vehicle (EV) chargers in Ontario and Quebec to encourage the adoption of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) and provide consumers with more green options to charge and drive their vehicles.
  7. Correctional Service Canada (CSC) advises that 13 inmates recently tested positive for COVID-19 at the Regional Mental Health Centre (RMHC), located in the Archambault Institution in Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines, Quebec. We are closely monitoring the situation and measures are in place to minimize spread of the virus within the institution.
  8. The Government of Canada is rebuilding the nation-to-nation, Inuit–Crown and government-to-government relationship with Indigenous Peoples by supporting their right to self-determination. A key part of this work is the Nation Rebuilding Program.
  9. Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions supports cross-country ski, snowmobiling and quad trail maintenance in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region to help attract winter activity enthusiasts from home and abroad in the coming years.
  10. The following information is in addition to the news release issued on April 8, 2021, outlining CED’s financial assistance per organization.
  11. The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and Mr. André Lamontagne, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPAQ), will jointly announce investments to support cattle, hog and big game producers in Quebec who are facing exceptional costs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The virtual event will be held with the participation of La Financière agricole du Québec.
  12. Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to advise motorists that the alternating lane reduction on the Chaudiere Crossing scheduled to end on April 20, has ended earlier than anticipated. The bridge is now fully open to motorists and cyclists.
  13. Today, the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament for Gaspésie–Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Jonatan Julien, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Minister responsible for the Côte-Nord Region and Minister responsible for the Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine Region, on behalf of Isabelle Charest, Minister for Education and Minister responsible for the Status of Women, announced more than $5.25 million in funding for the completion of two projects in the Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine Region.
  14. Joint federal, provincial and municipal funding is being provided for two recreational infrastructure projects in the Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine Region.
  15. Between April 2 and 5, 2021, 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.
  16. During the past few days, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, two packages containing contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Cowansville Institution, a federal medium-security facility.
  17. Joël Lightbound, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness and Member of Parliament for Louis-Hébert, on behalf of Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., today announced a $1-million investment to BOSK Bioproducts Inc. as part of the second phase of the Bioplastics Challenge.
  18. Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions supports the maintenance of cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and quad trails in these two regions to draw winter activity lovers from home and abroad in coming years.
  19. The following information is in addition to the news release issued on April 9, 2021, outlining CED’s financial assistance per organization.
  20. As the pandemic has made us aware of the importance of having a healthy population, the governments of Canada and Quebec are proud to provide support for nearly 200 recreational and sports infrastructure projects across Quebec. Thanks to these investments, Quebec municipalities will have modern and safe facilities that are easily accessible, creating winning conditions for physical activity in our communities.
  21. Joint federal, provincial and municipal funding is being provided for 15 recreational infrastructure projects in Lanaudière Region communities. These projects include renovations to recreation centres, playgrounds and other sports facilities.
  22. The Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec are granting a total of over $1 million in financial assistance to Québec business BOSK Bioproducts to support the implementation of a clean technology project valued at $2.2 million.
  23. Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions supports the maintenance of cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and quad trails in the Outaouais region to draw winter activity lovers from home and abroad in coming years.
  24. The following information is in addition to the news release issued on April 9, 2021, outlining CED’s financial assistance per organization.
  25. Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions provides funding for 16 organizations in the Mauricie and Lanaudière regions for cross-country ski, snowmobiling and quad trail maintenance to help attract winter activity enthusiasts from home and abroad in the coming years.
  26. The following information, which complements the news release issued on April 8, 2021, specifies the breakdown of CED financial assistance by organization.
  27. The Government of Canada announces $100,000 in support for Unico Revêtement Métallique, a Côte-de-Beaupré business in the Québec region.
  28. Today, Anju Dhillon, Member of Parliament for Dorval-Lachine-LaSalle, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Garth Frizzell, President of FCM, announced $991,200 in GMF funding for feasibility studies, plans and pilot projects in five Quebec communities.
  29. Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions invests more than $1.6 million in snowmobile trail maintenance in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region to help attract winter activity enthusiasts from home and abroad in the coming years.
  30. The following information, which complements the news release issued on April 8, 2021, specifies the breakdown of CED financial assistance by organization.
  31. Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions invests nearly $1.4 million in snowmobile and quad trail maintenance in both regions to help attract winter activity enthusiasts from home and abroad in the coming years.
  32. The following information is in addition to the news release issued on April 8, 2021, outlining CED’s financial assistance per organization.
  33. Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions supports the maintenance of cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and quad trails in these two regions to draw winter activity lovers from home and abroad in coming years.
  34. The following information is in addition to the news release issued on April 8, 2021, outlining CED’s financial assistance per organization.
  35. The Member of Parliament for Brome–Missisquoi, Lyne Bessette, on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for CED, today announced $99,999 in financial support for Au Diable Vert. This non repayable contribution will enable the business to acquire and install a prefabricated four bedroom cottage as part of its tourism infrastructure development project to meet the growing demand for outdoor accommodation. It will lead to the creation of three jobs.
  36. Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions supports the maintenance of snowmobiling and quad trails in the Côte-Nord region to draw winter activity lovers from home and abroad in coming years.
  37. Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions supports the maintenance of cross-country skiing trails in the Cantons-de-l’Est region to draw winter activity lovers from home and abroad in coming years.
  38. The following information is in addition to the news release issued on April 8, 2021, outlining CED’s financial assistance per organization.
  39. 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 Quebec), the Honourable Mélanie Joly, invites media representatives to a press conference on Government of Canada support for several winter tourism organizations, assistance provided under the Winter Tourism Initiative.
  40. The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Member of Parliament for Honoré-Mercier, Quebec Lieutenant and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, invites media representatives to a press conference on Government of Canada support for several winter tourism organizations, assistance provided under the Winter Tourism Initiative.
  41. The governments of Quebec and Canada are granting a total of $13 million in financial assistance to Quali-T-Group (QTG) to build a new factory in Bromont, in the Montérégie region.
  42. Government of Canada announces financial support for eight regional organizations.
  43. The following information is in addition to the news release issued on April 7, 2021, outlining CED’s financial assistance per organization.
  44. Pierre Dufour, Minister of Forests, Wildlife and Parks and Minister Responsible for the Abitibi-Témiscamingue Region and the Nord-du-Québec Region, and Joël Lightbound, Member of Parliament for Louis–Hébert and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED), and the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, invite media representatives to a press conference on support from the governments of Quebec and Canada for Bosk Bioproducts Inc.
  45. William Amos, Member of Parliament for Pontiac and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry (Science), and Stéphane Lauzon, Member of Parliament for Argenteuil—La Petite-Nation and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Seniors, invite media representatives to a press conference on Government of Canada support for ten winter tourism organizations, assistance provided under the Winter Tourism Initiative.
  46. 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 Quebec), the Honourable Mélanie Joly, invites media representatives to a press conference on Government of Canada support for Unico Revêtement Métallique, a dynamic, resilient business with innovative ideas helping to create a strong local economic fabric.
  47. Joint federal, provincial and municipal funding is being provided for 17 recreational and sports infrastructure projects in communities throughout the Capitale-Nationale Region. These projects include renovations to recreation centres, playgrounds and other sports facilities.
  48. Today, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, President of the Treasury Board, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Isabelle Charest, Minister for Education and Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, and Geneviève Guilbault, Deputy Premier of Quebec, Minister of Public Security, Minister Responsible for the Capitale-Nationale Region and Member for Louis-Hébert, announced nearly $16 million in funding for 17 projects in the Capitale-Nationale Region. With this funding, local residents will have access to modern and safe facilities that will promote an active, healthy and inclusive lifestyle.
  49. The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Member of Parliament for Honoré-Mercier, Quebec Lieutenant and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, invites media representatives to a press conference on Government of Canada support for several winter tourism organizations, assistance provided under the Winter Tourism Initiative.
  50. The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Member of Parliament for Gaspésie–Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine and Minister of National Revenue, invites media representatives to a press conference on Government of Canada support for eight organizations working in the tourism and winter tourism sectors, including Chic-Chac and Camp de base Coin-du-Banc.