JOLIETTE, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Feb. 25, 2013) - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, today announced that the organization Lanaudière Économique has been granted financial assistance to carry out a project aimed at helping businesses in the Lanaudière region improve their eco-efficiency.

"True to its commitments, the Government of Canada remains focused on the economy, as evidenced by its continued support of enhancing business productivity and competitiveness," said Minister Lebel.

Founded in 1991, Lanaudière Économique is a non-profit organization that brings together economic development stakeholders keen to promote regional economic development. The organization offers services fostering information sharing among the various development agents and the implementation of activities and initiatives.

This funding from Canada Economic Development will be used for the three project's components, namely, to offer 120 firms workshops on sustainable development; assist 36 firms in implementing an eco-efficiency plan to improve their productivity; and foster networking among participating firms to exchange waste matter that can be used as a raw material for manufacturing new products.


This financial assistance, awarded in the form of a $106,723 non-repayable contribution, has been granted through Canada Economic Development's Quebec Economic Development Program.

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Media Relations
Canada Economic Development

Genevieve Sicard
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Denis Lebel
Canada Economic Development