Log in
E-mail
Password
Remember
Forgot password ?
Become a member for free
Sign up
Sign up
Settings
Settings
Dynamic quotes 
OFFON

4-Traders Homepage  >  News

News

Latest NewsCompaniesMarketsEconomy & ForexCommoditiesInterest RatesHot NewsMost Read NewsRecomm.Business LeadersCalendar 

Government of Canada : HARPER GOVERNMENT INVESTS IN QUEBEC'S ECONOMY

share with twitter share with LinkedIn share with facebook
share via e-mail
0
07/03/2012 | 05:41pm CEST

Québec, Quebec, July 2, 2012  - Québec City's residents and visitors will have an opportunity to experience the excitement of one of the largest outdoor cultural events in the country, which contributes to job creation and the region's economic growth. The Harper Government's support for the Festival d'été de Québecwas reaffirmed today by the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Member of Parliament (Lévis-Bellechasse).

As part of the Festival's 45th edition, nearly 300 shows will take place from July 5 to 15, 2012, featuring performances by 1000 artists from Canada and beyond. Once again this year, around 1.5 million spectators are expected to attend.

"Our Government received a strong mandate from Canadians to invest in important cultural events like the Festival d'été de Québec," said the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages. "By supporting these major celebrations, our Government is delivering on its commitment to strengthen our economy and support our arts and culture."

"The Harper Government has chosen to support the Festival d'été de Québecin 2011 and 2012 because it generates major economic benefits for the Québec City region," said the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec. "Since its creation in 1968, this ever-expanding musical event has had an important place in the cultural landscape of Quebec and of Canada."

"I am proud that our Government is supporting the Festival d'été de Québec," said Minister Blaney. "This event is a definite source of pride for everyone in the Québec City region, many of whom attend it year after year."

"Overall, the federal government's contribution to the Festival d'été de Québecallows the event to increase its visibility in foreign markets and to enrich the local community," said Nancy Savard, Chair of the Board of the Festival d'été de Québec. "Through its action, Canadian Heritage is ensuring that the Festival can offer the greatest number of people increased access to culture, whether it is Canadian talent, street performances, or music from around the world. This contribution is very much appreciated."

On April 12, 2012, the Harper Government allocated funding of $1.1 million for the 2012 and 2013 editions of this event through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund. This program of the Department of Canadian Heritage gives Canadians increased access to the variety and richness of Canada's culture through professional arts festivals, presentations of live professional performances, and other artistic experiences.

On July 15, 2011, Canada Economic Development provided $1 million in non-repayable funding that will serve primarily to promote the Festival in international markets in 2011 and 2012. This funding, provided through Canada Economic Development's Community Diversification program, will help raise the event's profile on the world stage. Targeted advertising campaigns will also reinforce Québec City's reputation as a festive city and world-class tourist destination.

- 30 -


distributed by
share with twitter share with LinkedIn share with facebook
share via e-mail
0
Latest news
Date Title
04:51a SECURITY BANK : Top Clients Tee Off at Security Bank’s 9th Annual President’s Cup
04:48a NEUSTAR : The Nomura VP Accused Of Insider Trading Really Made It Easy On The SEC
04:46a WARBA BANK : participates in AUM’s Job Fair
04:46a EDOM TECHNOLOGY : Silicon Labs- USB-to-I2S Bridge Chip Brings Turnkey Simplicity to Digital Audio Design
04:45a INSIDER TRADING ACTIVITY OPKO HEALTH INC. (NASDAQ : OPK) – CEO Bought 19,000 shares of Stock
04:41a SUMITOMO RIKO : to Exhibit at 2017 Shanghai International Motor Show
04:38aDJHome Builders Brace for Canadian Softwood Lumber Tariff Hit
04:36a America Ferrera and Maria Elena Salinas Honored at Day One of 2017 NAB Show
04:35a Canada court upholds judgment favoring oil firm creditors
04:35a SPORTSMAN WAREHOUSE : Gander Mountain said to attract Sportsman's Warehouse as buyer
Latest news
Advertisement
Hot News 
19.50%Becton Dickinson to acquire Bard for $24 billion
10.73%GENERATION HEALTHCARE REIT : Canada's NorthWest offers to buy rest of Generation Healthcare
-4.44%WHAT'S NEWS : Business & Finance -- WSJ
5.90%Hasbro profit beats on gaming demand, shares hit record high
10.86%CREDIT AGRICOLE : in talks to buy three Italian savings banks
Most Read News
06:54p T-Mobile open to merger talks, new subscribers top estimates
06:53p CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAY : CN Rail's revenue rises 8 pct on higher freight volumes
06:30p CANADIAN NATURAL RESOURCES : Inter Pipeline says Alberta crude oil leak came from its line
07:22p Ready for take-off? China's answer to Boeing now just needs to sell
06:32p Fresenius snaps up Akorn, Merck KGaA's biosimilars in separate deals
Most recommended articles
04/21 TWENTY FIRST CENTURY FOX : Government extends period for regulators to report on Sky-Fox merger
04/17DJABBOTT LABORATORIES : Cyber Insurance Becomes a Must for More Manufacturers
08:29pDJPETER NICHOLAS : Trump Plans To Impose Tariff On Imports of Canadian Softwood Lumber -- 2nd Update
07:24p Labor shortage a stress test for Japan's 24/7 convenience stores
07:22p Ready for take-off? China's answer to Boeing now just needs to sell