The Government of Canada highlights its support for the creation of Espace René-Lévesque
NEW CARLISLE, QC, July 18, 2018 /CNW/ - Today the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament (Gaspésie–Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine) highlighted a Government of Canada investment of $750,000 to help create Espace René-Lévesque in New Carlisle. Minister Lebouthillier made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism.
This funding, granted under the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund, was used for the development of Espace René-Lévesque, a commemorative site in honour of the late Quebec premier René Lévesque.
"Our government is proud to have helped develop the Espace René-Lévesque heritage site, where tourists and visitors can take a historical journey through the life of one of Quebec's key political figures, while also discovering the beautiful town of New Carlisle."
—The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism
"Investing in the conservation and preservation of our country's history ensures that Canadians of all ages, across the country, are enriched by legacies of the past, to build on our future."
—The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament (Gaspésie–Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine)
"René Lévesque liked to say that 'dreams inspire us to progress, but we cannot progress by dreaming.' A heartfelt thank you to Canadian Heritage for its generous contribution to this celebration of René Lévesque, an exceptional man and one of the great builders of modern Quebec."
—Louis É. Bernard, President, Fondation de la Maison René-Lévesque
Espace René-Lévesque, which includes a theme park and a reception centre, showcases the man, his career, his thoughts and ideas, and his actions.
An audio tour of Baie-des-Chaleurs, with annotated photos and sound clips, evokes various stages of Lévesque's life and gives visitors a fascinating insight into the magnitude of his legacy.
The reception centre—a good place to rest or round out your tour—gives visitors access to a range of quizzes, political cartoons and archival material.
SOURCE Canadian Heritage
For further information: (media only), please contact: Simon Ross, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, 819-997-7788; Media Relations, Canadian Heritage, 819-994-9101, 1-866-569-6155, [email protected]