Federal government grants over $1 million for Lac-Mégantic downtown revitalization project

Record Staff
Federal government grants over $1 million for Lac-Mégantic downtown revitalization project

The Government of Canada has granted $1,005,000 in non-repayable contributions to Lac-Mégantic in an effort to support the town’s plans to rebuild its downtown area.

According to a press release, the town has its sights on becoming a “hub of technological innovation” and on “sustainable development principles.” The injection of funds comes from the Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions.

Compton-Stanstead MP and Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister, Marie-Claude Bibeau made the announcement on Thursday, and on behalf of Brome–Missisquoi MP Pascale St‑Onge. The funds will be divided in two, supporting various green and technological projects.

“Innovation is a core priority for our government, and we support the adoption of cleaner energy processes. The Lac‑Mégantic project is an example to be followed in making the ecological transition, and this is encouraging for the future,” said Bibeau.
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