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$330,000 in funding for media services in Beauharnois, Chateauguay, Huntingdon, and Soulanges

On behalf of Minister of Culture and Communications Nathalie Roy, Deputy for Beauharnois Claude Reid, Deputy for Chateauguay MarieChantal Chassé, Deputy for Huntingdon Claire IsaBelle, and Deputy of Soulanges Marilyne Picard announced an increase in funding for five media outlets that serve their ridings. The increase totals $332,642.

These radio, television, and print and digital media services are receiving this funding increase as part of the Plan de relance économique du milieu culturel, a special financial assistance program for community organizations affected by the health crisis.

“I am delighted that my constituents can count on their local media services to access regional information that reflects their community,” says IsaBelle in a press release on the matter. “Our government’s investments will help support four community media outlets: the Info-Hemmingford Community Newsletter, the Service d’information communautaire de la Vallée de la Châteauguay, the Télévision communautaire du Haut-Richelieu 1981 Ltée, and Télévision du Sud-Ouest, in pursuit of their mission to inform the people of Huntingdon County.”

Community media has been particularly affected by the pandemic, and the government believes these funds will help increase the availability of local and regional information. The new investments are aimed at maintaining, expanding, and adapting the activities and services of these media services. (RP)

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