VAL-D'OR, QC, Sept. 1 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Jean-Pierre
Blackburn, Minister of National Revenue and Minister of State (Agriculture and
Agri-Food), met today with Mr. Alain Roberge, President and Chief Executive
Officer of Imprimerie Lebonfon Inc., and personally delivered $199,000 in
scientific research and experimental development (SR&ED) investment tax
credits earned by the company.
During a tour of the company's facility in Val-d'Or, Minister Blackburn
spoke with company officials about the importance of the SR&ED program as the
largest source of federal government support for industrial research and
"The Government supports Canadian businesses like Imprimerie Lebonfon
Inc., a technological leader in printing services," said Minister Blackburn.
"Businesses like Imprimerie Lebonfon Inc. are crucial to the long-term growth
of our economy, providing sustainable jobs in our communities and helping
improve the quality of life for all Canadians."
SR&ED investment tax credits support Imprimerie Lebonfon Inc. in the
design and development of high-quality printing technologies.
"The SR&ED program shows the Government's commitment to supporting
research and development in Canada," said Mr. Roberge. "The SR&ED program
helps Imprimerie Lebonfon Inc. optimize its printing technologies and enhance
the quality of its products."
The SR&ED program is a federal tax incentive program administered by the
Canada Revenue Agency, which encourages Canadian businesses of all sizes, and
in all sectors, to conduct research and development in Canada. The SR&ED
program gives claimants cash refunds and/or tax credits for their expenditures
on eligible work done in Canada.
For more information on the SR&ED program, and details on how to apply,
go to www.cra.gc.ca/sred.
For further information:
For further information: Caitlin Workman, Media Relations, Canada
Revenue Agency, (613) 941-6269; Sophie Doucet, Press Secretary, Office of the
Minister of National Revenue, (613) 608-3252; Alain Roberge, President and
Chief Executive Officer, Imprimerie Lebonfon Inc., (819) 825-8888