Mr. Speaker, I would like to inform hon. members and Canadians of a major federal investment in the Gaspé region.
An amount of $1.8 million will be invested in maintenance dredging operations and other works in fishing ports of the Gaspé. These ports include those of Cap-Chat, Bonaventure Island, l'Anse-à-Beaufils, l'Anse-à-Brillant, les Méchins, Port-Daniel Est, Saint-Godefroi and Tourelles.
The importance of ports for fishers and local communities is obvious. I am convinced that these improvements will prove beneficial.
Such an investment shows that the federal government cares about the regions of Quebec. Maintaining safe and viable ports in the Gaspé will create new economic opportunities.
This shows once again that federal initiatives meet the needs of the people of the Gaspé and of the other regions of Quebec.