Improvement of Saint-René-de-Matane playground

Government of Canada supports community project of the Comité de développement local in Bas-Saint-Laurent municipality

SAINT-RENÉ-DE-MATANE, QC, June 23, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

Key local stakeholders have long been asking for concrete, sustainable measures to improve community and recreational infrastructure. The Government of Canada is proud to support projects like the one by the Comité de développement local de Saint-René-de-Matane, which contribute to the strength and vitality of all regions of the country.

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED, announced that the Comité de développement local (CODEL) de Saint-René-de-Matane has been granted $11,415 in financial assistance, in the form of a non-repayable contribution, to improve playground facilities in the municipality's intergenerational park.

The CODEL de Saint-René-de-Matane is a non-profit corporation that has been carrying out community development projects since 1996 to improve the quality of life of local residents and revitalize the municipality.

The funding awarded through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP150) will help the organization add new play modules to the existing facilities, which date back to 2002.

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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"I am very pleased about CED's support for the Comité de développement local de Saint-René-de-Matane, which is undeniably enhancing the vitality of the municipality. It is good to know that young people and families in Saint-René-de-Matane will be able to enjoy an improved playground."

Rémi Massé, Member of Parliament for Avignon–La Mitis–Matane–Matapédia

"The Government of Canada supports projects like the one by the Comité de développement local de Saint-René-de-Matane, which mobilize and unite our communities. These projects strengthen Canada's communities, stimulate economic activity and benefit families and the middle class."

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED

"The Government of Canada's contribution through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program was definitely a significant investment in the municipal park improvement project. The Comité de développement local de Saint-René is very grateful for the financial assistance for this initiative, which addresses a need expressed by the young families in our municipality."

Rémi Fortin, President of the Comité de développement local de Saint-René-de-Matane

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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, Email: dec.media.ced@canada.ca


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