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Montréal, Quebec, February 16, 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, and the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, announce that the Government of Canada is renewing its financial support for Montréal en lumière again this year.

“The Government of Canada is proud to lend its support to the organizers of Montréal en lumière,” stated Minister Lebel, “a unique festival whose fame has spread far beyond Montreal.”

“Our Government received a strong mandate from Canadians to invest in major cultural events, such as Montréal en lumière,” said Minister Moore. “By supporting these activities, our Government is delivering on its commitment to increase economic vitality and support arts, culture, and heritage.”

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The total financial assistance of $1,110,000 announced today takes the form of two non-repayable contributions.

Of this sum, $990,000 is provided by