The Corporation de gestion et de mise en valeur du Mont Saint-Joseph will be able to carry out planned development of the site

Government of Canada grants financial assistance for development of tourism offering in Carleton-sur-Mer, in Gaspésie

CARLETON-SUR-MER, QC, April 26, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

Tourism provides an excellent opportunity for economic diversification at the national and regional levels. The Government of Canada's investment in projects for the development and improvement of recreational, cultural and tourist attractions contributes to the strength and economic vitality of the regions and communities.

Acting on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED, Rémi Massé, Member of Parliament for Avignon–La Mitis–Matane–Matapédia, announced that the Corporation de gestion et de mise en valeur du Mont Saint-Joseph (website in French only) has been granted $500,000 in financial assistance, in the form of a non-repayable contribution, for a project to modernize infrastructure and develop the tourism offering of Mont Saint-Joseph.

The Corporation de gestion et de mise en valeur du Mont Saint-Joseph is a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve and develop Mont Saint-Joseph by promoting the rich cultural and natural heritage of Carleton-sur-Mer and the surrounding area. The funding granted through CED's Quebec Economic Development Program (QEDP) will go toward construction of a visitor/interpretation centre, development of visitor areas and naturalization of the parking lot at the summit of the mountain.

CED is one of the six regional development agencies under the responsibility of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.

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"The development of Mont Saint-Joseph infrastructure is excellent news, and this project will have a positive impact on the entire region. This is already a popular, well-known heritage site, and the development of its cultural, recreational and tourism facilities will boost visitor traffic and tourism in Carleton-sur-Mer."

Rémi Massé, Member of Parliament for AvignonLa MitisMataneMatapédia

"In addition to demonstrating the wealth of our environment and celebrating its natural beauty, places like Mont Saint-Joseph help enhance tourism and increase the quality of life of Canadians. The development project announced today will also have a positive impact on the region's economic diversity."

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED

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SOURCE Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

For further information: Media Relations, Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions, Tel.: 514-283-7443, dec.media.ced@canada.ca


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