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Government of Canada helps Quebec specialty-cheese producer modernize

Saint-Benoît-du-Lac, Quebec – The dairy sector plays a vital role in Canada's economy, contributing $20.9 billion through sales by farmers and food processors, including over $7 billion in Quebec. The Government of Canada knows the importance of supporting a strong and competitive dairy sector, to ensure Canadian families continue to benefit from high-quality products while creating well-paying jobs.
 
Minister of International Development and Member for Parliament of Compton—Stanstead Marie-Claude Bibeau, along with the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Member of Parliament for La Prairie Jean-Claude Poissant, on behalf of Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay, today announced an investment of over $1.6 million under the Dairy Processing Investment Fund to La Corporation des Moines Bénédictins (Fromagerie de Saint-Benoît-du-Lac).
 
This project enabled the award-winning Fromagerie de Saint-Benoît-du-Lac to purchase and install modern automation equipment in its new plant, leading to lower operation costs, increased production, higher demand of milk and job creation.
Source : Government of Canada