Service Canada Centre opening in Kuujjuaq, Nunavik

    KUUJJUAQ, QC, Nov. 22 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Lawrence Cannon,
Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities and Minister responsible
for Quebec, on behalf of the Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human
Resources and Social Development, today announced the official opening of a
new Service Canada Centre in Nunavik.
    "As we stated in the recent Speech from the Throne, the Government of
Canada is committed to enabling northerners to take advantage of the North's
vast opportunities," said Minister Cannon. "This new point of service, the
first in Quebec's Arctic, will help meet the needs and expectations of
communities in that area, providing them with better access to government
programs and services."
    The new Service Canada Centre in Kuujjuaq is opening in response to a
request made by the Inuit in Nunavik, and is the result of a respectful and
productive collaboration between two partners: the Makivik Corporation and
Service Canada. Responding to the community's needs has been one of Service
Canada's main concerns, and for this reason, the Government of Canada hopes
that the opening of a Service Canada Centre in Kuujjuaq will fulfill the
community's expectations.
    The Kuujjuaq Service Canada Centre is part of a network of 80 Service
Canada Centres and 30 outreach sites in Quebec. The network provides
Quebeckers with access to a range of federal services, whether they live in
urban or rural communities, remote or northern regions.

    Service Canada is the Government of Canada's service delivery network,
and provides Canadians with one-stop personalized access to services, whether
by telephone, by Internet, in person or by mail.

For further information:

For further information: Media inquiries: Pascal Doucet, Media Relations
Coordinator, Service Canada Communications, (514) 982-2384, ext. 2209; Public
inquiries: 1 800 O-Canada, (1-800-622-6232); In Kuujjuaq: (819) 964-0614,

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