Re­gion gets an­other $300,000 for Tourism

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Vic­to­ria Vanier

Last week, Tourism Min­is­ter Ni­cole Me­nard, along with the gen­eral di­rec­tor of Tourisme Can­tons de l’Est (TCE), Alain Larouche, an­nounced an­other $300,000 for the En­tente de part­ne­r­iat re­gional en tourisme de la re­gion des Can­tons de l’Est. This additional fi­nan­cial sup­port sur­passes the mea­sures an­nounced in the 2011-2012 bud­get of an en­ve­lope of $1 mil­lion for the re­gions wish­ing to de­velop touris­tic projects.

“Since its sign­ing in 2007, the En­tente de part­ne­r­iat re­gional en tourisme de la re­gion des Can­tons de l’Est has con­trib­uted to the re­al­iza­tion of 19 projects with in­vest­ments of al­most $24 mil­lion. It proves to me that bring­ing to­gether mo­bil­i­sa­tion of var­i­ous in­ter­ven­ers of the re­gion bears fruit. I am there­fore very happy to un­der­line to­day the pur­suit of this pro­duc­tive part­ner­ship in this mag­nif­i­cent re­gion,” said Min­is­ter Me­nard.

“It is with great sat­is­fac­tion that I see that the Tourism sec­tor of the East­ern Town­ships im­proves and changes thanks to this agree­ment part­ner­ship, prof­it­ing vis­i­tors who are more and more nu­mer­ous in dis­cov­er­ing our beau­ti­ful re­gion,” com­mented Min­is­ter Monique Gagnon-Trem­blay ( Re­la­tions in­ter­na­tion­als et min­istre re­spon­s­able de la re­gion de l’Es­trie) who is presently vis­it­ing Spain.

“I am proud of the con­tri­bu­tion of our gov­ern- ment to the de­vel­op­ment and con­sol­i­da­tion of our tourism sec­tor. Tourism has be­come a ma­jor source of job cre­ation and an im­por­tant tool for the eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment of the re­gion,” men­tioned Or­ford MNA Pierre Reid.

For more de­tails about sub­mit­ting projects, con­tact Marie-France Bourdage, De­vel­op­ment Di­rec­tor of TCE, at 819 820-2020.

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