Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions granted more than $260,000 in financial assistance to the Coopérative de solidarité du Géoparc de Percé
PERCÉ, QC, Oct. 10, 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 recreational tourism projects and the development of tourist sites and attractions helps generate interesting economic benefits in the regions and communities.
The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament for Gaspésie–Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine, acting on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED, announced that Géoparc de Percé has been granted $261,150 in financial assistance, in the form of a non-repayable contribution, to set up a zipline between lookouts 1 and 3 on Mont Sainte-Anne.
Géoparc de Percé is a non-profit cooperative that brings together Percé's tourism partners, whose mission is to develop, operate and maintain a major tourist attraction accessible to the public and to offer new activities, generating socio-economic benefits for the entire area.
The funding granted through CED's Quebec Economic Development Program (QEDP) helped the Géoparc de Percé build the two zipline towers used for take-off and landing and acquire and install all the zipline equipment.
"The projects carried out by the Géoparc de Percé are strategic in maintaining and renewing Percé's tourism offering, as well as that of Gaspésie. They will help attract tourists from outside Quebec and strengthen the drawing power of Percé, a world-renowned destination. The zipline will generate significant socio-economic spinoff for the region, while helping the geopark increase its self-generated revenues."
The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament for Gaspésie–Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine
"By investing in this zipline project for the Géoparc de Percé, the Government of Canada is standing by its commitments. We help organizations expand, innovate and stimulate tourism, which creates high-quality jobs, strengthens the regions and ensures prosperity for the Canadian economy."
The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED
- CED is one of the six regional development agencies under the responsibility of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.
- For more information on CED's key directions until 2021, consult Strategic Plan 2021 or visit www.dec-ced.gc.ca.
SOURCE Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
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