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April 29, 2022 – Saint-Basile, Quebec

Across the country, Canadians are calling for ambitious climate action that keeps our air clean while building a strong economy for today and tomorrow alike. Through initiatives like the Low Carbon Economy Fund, the Government of Canada is continuing to work with partners across the country to cut pollution and build strong, resilient communities, while creating good jobs and growing a sustainable, clean economy.

Today, the Government of Canada announced an investment of up to $17.5 million from the federal Low Carbon Economy Fund and $28.5 million from the Government of Quebec to support Ciment Québec under the EcoPerformance program. This project will reduce emissions by installing a new energy-efficient cement grinding workshop at the Saint-Basile cement plant.

The federal funding comes from the Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund, which invests in projects that reduce carbon pollution and supports industries to put in place clean technologies that will help them be more efficient and innovative.

Investments in climate action initiatives like this reaffirm the Government of Canada’s commitment to build a clean economy, fight climate change, and create good-paying jobs for Canadians. That is why, through Budget 2022 and Canada’s 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan, Canada has committed to expanding the Low Carbon Economy Fund over seven years with a $2.2 billion renewal.

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