Stanstead, Quebec – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
The minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Marie-Claude Bibeau, and the Quebec Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, André Lamontagne, announced $50,000 in financial assistance to the Town of Stanstead to help it build infrastructure that will facilitate the holding of its local market. This amount comes from the Component 1: Collective Initiatives Support of the Proximité program. This program of the Quebec Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food is funded under the Canada-Quebec Agreement on the implementation of the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.
The Town’s project involves installing permanent shelters over its outdoor public market. The creation of a cement floor, the construction of a roof and the connection to running water and electricity will make it possible to expand the range of products offered to meet growing consumer demand, particularly through the production and sale of ready-to-eat products. By sheltering the market, the project will allow it to be held rain or shine.Source : Government of Canada