Trois-Rivières, November 20, 2020. — The governments of Canada and Québec are granting a total of $1.35 million in financial assistance to the Cégep de Trois-Rivières to acquire a 3D printer to produce sand moulds for use by the Centre de métallurgie du Québec (CMQ) in developing high‑performance components. This investment project, valued at $1.5 million, will increase production capacity for metal components used in prototyping and short series production in Quebec.

The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, made the announcement today on behalf of the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED), the Honourable Mélanie Joly, accompanied by the Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Solidarity and Minister responsible for the Mauricie Region, Jean Boulet, in attendance for the Minister of Economy and Innovation, Pierre Fitzgibbon.

Totalling $750,000, the Government of Canada contribution comes from CED’s Regional Economic Growth through Innovation (REGI) program. For its part, the Government of Quebec is granting $600,000 through the Programme de soutien aux organismes de recherche et d’innovation, under Component 4 — Support for funding research and innovation infrastructure.

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