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The Governments of Canada and New Brunswick brought sweet news to seven Saint-Quentin maple syrup producers by announcing a combined investment of nearly $1.3 million into their operations.

The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development and Member of Parliament for Madawaska-Restigouche, and Martine Coulombe, MLA for Restigouche-la-Vallée, on behalf of Natural Resources Minister Paul Robichaud, who is also minister responsible for the Regional Development Corporation, joined maple syrup industry officials to make the announcement today.

The government support will help cover a variety of upgrades such as equipment purchases, renovations, expansions and modernizations.

The Government of Canada, through ACOA’s Business Development Program (BDP), is contributing $940,363 toward the seven projects while the Province of New Brunswick is contributing $340,098.

Quick Facts:

• The seven maple producers are Érablière chez Coui-Coui Inc., Le Bel Érablière Inc., l’Érablière Boulay Inc., Érablière D. Thibeault Ltée, Érablière IMCM Inc., Érablière du Pont d’Or Limitée, and Érablière Le SiRoytier Inc.

• New Brunswick is the third largest producer of maple syrup in the world.

• The New Brunswick maple syrup industry produces 1.8 million kilograms of syrup every year which is sold in the province and on the global stage.



“Our Government’s support will help to ensure the maple syrup industry in our region remains competitive and ready to seize new opportunities.  The assistance announced today will improve the productivity and competitiveness of seven maple producers and boost economic activity in Northern New Brunswick.”

The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development and Member of Parliament for Madawaska-Restigouche

"The maple syrup industry is an important economic contributor to the provincial economy. These projects will enhance our ability to transform our resources and turn them into value-added products right here in New Brunswick.”

Martine Coulombe, MLA for Restigouche-la-Vallée

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