MIL-OSI Translation: Quebec and Ottawa are paying more of $ 3.5 million to connect the homes of Cantley

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MIL OSI Translation. Canadian French to English

On February 11, 2019 — Cantley (Québec)

The governments of Québec and Canada grant each 1 752 117 $ to provide a high-speed Internet access to a total of 1,088 homes in Cantley. The project, with a total value of more than $ 7 million, will be implemented by the company 307net.

The member of provincial parliament for Orford and parliamentary assistant to the minister of Economy and Innovation (strand economy and high-speed Internet) of Québec, Mr. Gilles Bélanger, on behalf of the minister of Economy and Innovation of Quebec, Mr. Pierre Fitzgibbon, and member of parliament for Pontiac, Mr. William Amos, on behalf of the minister of Innovation, Science and economic Development, the honourable Navdeep Bains, made the announcement today in the company of the member of provincial parliament for Gatineau, Mr. Robert Bussière.

Quotes

“In 2019, high-speed Internet is an essential service to the growth of a regional economy vigorous, and to the vitality of our communities. Reliable Internet service and quick proves to be necessary for businesses that want to integrate more digital into their business processes, have an online presence and e-commerce. This is why the Québec government is working to implement high-speed Internet in all regions. Our goal is simple : to enrich the Quebec and allow the economy to evolve to the height of the capabilities and ambitions of its citizens and its businesses. “— The member of parliament for Orford and parliamentary assistant to the minister of Economy and Innovation (strand economy and high-speed Internet), Gilles Bélanger

“Our rural communities deserve better access to high-speed Internet. This funding is excellent news. By investing in digital infrastructure, we help to unleash the enormous economic potential and foster the creation of jobs, products and businesses in the Outaouais region. This financial assistance is in addition to the $ 13.4 million announced in 2018 to improve high-speed Internet in the MRC des Collines-de-l’outaouais, Pontiac and La Vallée-de-la-Gatineau. I will continue to work hard to further reduce the digital divide in our region. “— The member of parliament for Pontiac, William Amos

“Access to broadband Internet is not a luxury, it is a necessity. These services are basic tools that all Canadians should have access, regardless of where they live. They need to conduct their business, educate and build stronger communities. Thanks to our program, Connect to innovate, Canadians will be able to better seize the opportunities of the digital economy. “— The minister of Innovation, Science and economic Development, the honourable Navdeep Bains

“I am delighted that the homes of Cantley who, until today, were deprived of a high-speed Internet connection can finally be right. Access to this service, essential to our current life, can represent the argument that will convince companies to locate in the area or young people to settle there after their studies. It is the entire area that will come out a winner. “— The member of parliament for Gatineau, and Robert Bussière

Quick facts

The government of Québec is committed to improve the coverage of high-speed Internet through the implementation of digital infrastructure adequate in all regions of Québec. It plans to invest an additional $ 400 million in the next four years to achieve it.

The program Connect to innovate, with an envelope of $ 500 million from the federal government, aims to improve access to services, high-speed Internet in rural and remote communities of Canada.

Resource persons

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Emmanuel BouchardAttaché of presseBureau deputy Orford819-847-3911

William RobertsonConseiller politiqueBureau the member for Gatineau819-982-1024

Erin DavisAdjointe exécutiveBureau the member for Pontiac613-296-7423

Jean-Pierre D AuteuilResponsable relations médiasDirection of communicationsMinistère of the Economy and the Innovation418-691-5698, post 4868418-559-0710

Dani KeenanAttachée of presseCabinet of the minister of Innovation, Science and Development économique343-291-1710

Relations with the médiasInnovation, Science and economic Development Canada343-291-1777ic.mediarelations-mediasrelations.ic@canada.ca

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and/or sentence structure is not be perfect.

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