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Bryan hands $488,000 to Tom on behalf of Greg

Thursday, April 24, 2014   by: Staff



Sault Ste. Marie MP Bryan Hayes today announced a Government of Canada investment to support two initiatives that will help create jobs, support innovation and strengthen the economy of Northern Ontario.

Today’s $488,000 announcement, part of Canada’s Economic Action Plan to create jobs, growth, and prosperity for Canadians, was made on behalf of FedNor Minister Greg Rickford.

The projects, which will be led by the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre and its partner organizations, will help expand businesses in the agri-food sector, as well as assist small and medium-sized enterprises and researchers from across Northern Ontario bring innovative ideas to market (see information sheet).

“Today’s announcement is aimed at boosting innovation – a key driver of economic growth. By supporting the commercialization of research and the development of value-added products, the Harper government is helping create jobs, growth, and long-term prosperity across Northern Ontario” said Hayes.

The funding announced today is provided through FedNor’s Northern Ontario Development Program (NODP), which supports projects that promote economic development, enhance business development and growth, and facilitate innovation throughout the region.

Since 2006, through its Northern Ontario Development Program, FedNor has invested more than $298 million in support of 1,475 projects.

These investments have created more than 15,000 jobs throughout Northern Ontario.

The Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre is a not-for-profit organization with a mandate to drive business growth, facilitate research and commercialize innovation in globally significant areas of science and technology through partnerships, expert advice, community development, business incubation, youth outreach and sector development activities. 

“With the strong support of FedNor and the federal government, we look forward to helping small businesses across the North take advantage of new business opportunities that will support their growth and sustainability” said Tom Vair, Executive Director, Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre.

To find out more about our programs and services, please visit and follow us on Twitter @FedNor.


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ThinkAgain 4/24/2014 11:16:44 AM Report

oh a new tv commercial coming
Lone24 4/24/2014 11:53:14 AM Report

Am I wrong or does this mean an election is near? Every time they start finally doing some thing it sure sounds like it. Thats' the only time they do anything is when they want to be voted back in.
OMGWTF 4/24/2014 11:56:46 AM Report

No it just means that the new fiscal year budget has kicked in and the goody bag has been opened
Pakadeva 4/24/2014 12:12:18 PM Report

A lot of negative energy on here...go back to sleep & learn to say something good when you wake up!
steelworker 4/24/2014 12:13:09 PM Report

Katey Wynne will see that $488,000 and raise you another 2 million Bryan.How dare the conservatives put money into the local economy. That's David O's job. (sarc on)
soowat 4/24/2014 12:38:45 PM Report


After Tony Clement bought his seat in the last election who can blame DA Haze for thinking that's a good way to get do nothing for four years then throw a money around before the election.

Also I got more of my tax dollars back from David than from dahaze
steelworker 4/24/2014 12:55:15 PM Report

So you mean that Hayes is acting like a liberal. The horror.
bugalugs 4/24/2014 4:59:00 PM Report

So how do we find out exactly who gets this money, who decides and how much they get...I have seen the same people receive money from non profit organizations...usually they don't need it and are friends of friends! Who is accountable to see through the fake red tape! After all this is our the taxpayers money, maybe we should be the ones to vote on where this cash goes to whom and how much!
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