Quebec offers $50 million to businesses affected by unprecedented wildfire season

The Canadian Press in The Toronto Star
July 5, 2023
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada East

MONTREAL – Quebec has announced $50 million in support for businesses hit by unprecedented wildfires that have been raging for several weeks in different regions of the province. The measures announced Wednesday target loggers, sawmills, paper mills, outfitters, tourism operators and other affected local businesses. The assistance will be a loan or loan guarantee and will be administered by the regional municipality or the provincial government’s investment corporation, depending on the amount needed. According to the province’s forest fire prevention agency, known as SOPFEU, there were 135 fires burning across the province on Wednesday, including 69 in the “intensive protection zone” where it systematically fights all fires.

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