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Government of Canada invests in Quebec's agri-food industry

SHERBROOKE, QC - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)
 
The Canadian agri-food industry has been hit hard by COVID-19. The Government of Canada has taken significant action to help the industry get through this difficult period and it is committed in providing the necessary tools needed to be part of our economic recovery and to emerge from the crisis stronger and more competitive than before. This is why the government is working closely with Quebec agri–food businesses to help them innovate and increase their productivity, and thus create jobs.
 
Federal government support for 27 Quebec businesses
 
The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Member of Parliament for Compton‒Stanstead and Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, 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 Quebec), today announced contributions totalling $10,488,913 to support the agri-food industry through 27 major projects in various regions of Quebec.
 
This financial assistance from CED will help the businesses enhance their productivity, specifically through the acquisition of digital and automated equipment, the diversification of their products and services, and the modernization of their facilities. The contributions will support the agri-food industry in its growth efforts and the achievement of its goals with respect to the transition to Enterprise 4.0—key aspects in maintaining the industry's competitiveness in a constantly changing market.
 
Today's announcement is further proof of the Government of Canada's commitment to Canadian agri-food businesses. By assisting them in the pursuit of their activities and by fostering their growth, the government is helping ensure that Quebec's agri-food industry plays a major role in Canada's economic recovery.
Source : Cision