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Minister Bains to visit Atlantic Canada to promote regional economic development 

Moncton – Innovative businesses and dynamic tourism experiences are critical to Atlantic Canada’s long-term economic success and the creation of well-paying middle-class jobs.

To promote the Government of Canada’s targeted actions to support innovation and tourism opportunities in Atlantic Canada, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), will visit New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, from July 6 to 12.

While in the region, Minister Bains will meet with business owners and community leaders to discuss ways to stimulate economic development. In New Brunswick, the minister will visit the world-renowned tourism attraction Le Pays de la Sagouine and announce new investments in tourism infrastructure. In Prince Edward Island, the minister will highlight investments to support and grow the province’s aerospace and bioscience industries.

Minister Bains will also join federal ministers and Atlantic premiers in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, to discuss progress of the Atlantic Growth Strategy and report to Atlantic Canadians on the results achieved since the Strategy was launched in July 2016.

“Economic development and the creation of good regional jobs are key to our shared prosperity. With the Atlantic Growth Strategy, we are helping the region innovate, capitalize on business opportunities, promote the region’s tourism offerings and create well-paying, middle-class jobs. I look forward to visiting local small and medium-sized enterprises that are vital in creating and growing a modern and sustainable economy in Atlantic Canada.”

–Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for ACOA

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