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Québec, Quebec, February 10, 2012 – The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, today announced the awarding of financial assistance from the Government of Canada to the Québec Winter Carnival.

“Our support of the Québec Winter Carnival’s commercialization project is yet another example of the Government of Canada’s commitment to encouraging initiatives that help diversify Quebec’s regional economies, in this case through tourism development,” explained Minister Lebel.  

The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, also underscored the importance of the Government of Canada’s support of this event.

“Canadians have given us a clear mandate: to invest in events that, like the Québec Winter Carnival, showcase the talent of our local artists and highlight the heritage of our regions,” said Minister Moore.

“This financial support from the federal government will allow us to further build on our product so that visitors from all over will be able to enjoy an enhanced carnival experience. This increased visibility will not only serve the Carnival itself, it will also be beneficial to the whole greater Québec area as well,” added Alain Winter, President of