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Regional Development and Buy-Local Policy: Ottawa and Quebec to Provide Financial Assistance to Boréalait

Saint-Félix-de-Dalquier, Quebec – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
 
The Quebec Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, André Lamontagne, announced that the Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec are each providing financial assistance, for a total of $49,687, to Boréalait, a business located in Saint-Félix-de-Dalquier, in Abitibi-Témiscamingue.
 
Programme Territoires: Priorités bioalimentaires
 
The company will receive $32,250 from the Quebec government’s Programme Territoires: Priorités bioalimentaires [Territories program: Bio-food priorities]. The goal of this program is to support the development and growth of the bio‑food sector according to established priorities in order to contribute to the region’s development and vitality. This program supports projects considered priorities by the sector and by the region concerned. This funding will be used for the commercial production of the first regional yogurt.
 
Programme Proximité
 
A grant of $17,437 is being provided from Programme Proximité under the Canada-Quebec Canadian Agricultural Partnership agreement. This program aims to encourage the bio-food sector’s small-scale producers and processors to take advantage of business opportunities available through local markets. This funding will be used to implement the company’s marketing plan.
 
These investments attest to the government’s commitment to support the establishment of bio‑food businesses in the regions and the promotion of local products. The bio-food sector contributes to the development, growth and attractiveness of rural regions, in keeping with the 2018–2025 Bio-food Policy – Feeding Our World. Boréalait contributes to the region’s development and vitality, in addition to supporting the regional economy and providing the population with access to healthy, locally produced food.
Source : Government of Canada