Antoine-Labelle RCM to provide the region with a new shared economic development vision to promote growth

Government of Canada provides financial assistance for the Laurentides organization

MONT-LAURIER, QC, April 28, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

Communities need to build on innovation to diversify themselves strategically and develop lasting regional competitive advantages. As such, support for community transition and diversification is a priority for the Government of Canada.

Acting on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED, David Graham, Member of Parliament for Laurentides–Labelle, announced that the Antoine-Labelle regional county municipality (RCM) has been granted $50,525 in financial assistance, in the form of a non-repayable contribution, to develop a strategic plan based on the six priority issues identified by local stakeholders in order to consolidate and create jobs in the area.

Created in 1983, the Antoine-Labelle RCM (website in French only) is made up of 17 municipalities and a vast unincorporated area and administers local services for its residents, overseeing the development of the region's economic potential. The funding granted through CED's Quebec Economic Development Program (QEDP) will ultimately help in the development of existing businesses, the start-up of new ones, the implementation of innovative practices and investment in the region.

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


"I am pleased about the federal partnership for the economic development of the Antoine-Labelle RCM. It makes me very proud. The assistance from Canada Economic Development that was announced today is part of a new Government of Canada regional economic development partnership vision for our region. Together, we can make an impact on the prosperity of the Hautes-Laurentides, protect and create jobs, keep and attract new families and improve quality of life."

David Graham, Member of Parliament for Laurentides–Labelle

"As the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, I want to help businesses grow, innovate and export so that they can create good-quality jobs and wealth for Canadians. That is why we support regional economic development partners like the Antoine-Labelle RCM."

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED

"The Antoine-Labelle RCM is proud to receive support from Canada Economic Development for the development of a strategic plan for the economic growth of the Antoine-Labelle RCM. We thank the Government of Canada for the financial support it has granted to help us achieve our strategic objectives of wealth and job creation."

Lyz Beaulieu, Warden of the Antoine-Labelle RCM and Mayor of Notre-Dame-de-Pontmain

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