BLAINVILLE, 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 is committed to providing the tools it needs to be part of the economic recovery and to emerge from the crisis stronger and more competitive than before. That is why the government is working closely with agri-food businesses to help them innovate and increase their productivity, thus creating jobs.
Federal government support for Laurentides business
On behalf of the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri–Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced on August 12, 2020, Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED) contributions totalling $10,488,913 to support the Quebec agri-food industry.
The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Quebec Lieutenant, is today highlighting a $2.6 million investment in Blainville's La Petite Bretonne for a project that will enable the business to grow and create 15 jobs.
This financial assistance from CED will help the business enhance its productivity, including through the acquisition and installation of digital production and packaging equipment, and the purchase of software and decision support systems. This contribution supports an agri-food SME in its efforts to grow and achieve its goals in transitioning to Business 4.0—key aspects in maintaining its competitiveness in a constantly changing market.
This investment is proof of the Government of Canada's commitment to the country's agri-food businesses. By assisting them in the pursuit of their activities and by fostering their growth, the government is helping to ensure that Quebec's agri-food industry plays a major role in Canada's economic recovery.Source : Cision