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Pontiac residents to benefit from new indoor public market thanks to Government of Canada support

CED grants $151,000 to the Chapeau Agricultural Society for its project to build a public market and develop a community greenhouse.

L’Isle-aux-Allumettes, Quebec, – Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

Shared public spaces such as public markets are at the heart of communities across Canada. They draw in residents and visitors alike, supporting local businesses and jobs. In so many places across the country, these spaces have seen a significant fluctuation in use due to the impacts of COVID-19.

Today, Sophie Chatel, Member of Parliament for Pontiac, on behalf of the Honourable Pascale St‑Onge, Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for CED, announced a non-repayable contribution of $151,000 for the Chapeau Agricultural Society under the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF). This financial assistance will be used to construct the building where the public market, currently situated under a tent, will be housed, and to develop a community greenhouse.

This flagship project to provide easier access to quality agri-food products and improve services for farmers is a core element of the revitalization plan for the L’Isle-aux-Allumettes downtown area. The new building and new greenhouse provide opportunities to create an accessible collective space adapted to its clientele, regardless of the weather.

The Government of Canada recognizes that community spaces promote social interaction and physical activity. By providing better access to recreational programs and facilities, we are contributing to the well-being of communities, families, and individuals across the country. Our economic recovery is closely linked to the vitality of our local communities and their shared spaces.

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