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Ribbon cutting: Daniel Giroux, President at Collège Boréal, Marc Serré MP, Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of National Revenue, Mayor Kathleen Thorne Rochon, with other participants.

Collège Boréal Nipissing Campus received more than $560,000 from the federal government for renovations through the Development of Official Language Communities – Minority-Language Education Program and the Action Plan for Official Languages 2023-2028.

On Thursday, February 22, Marc Serré, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and to the Minister of Official Languages, made the announcement at Collège Boréal in West Nipissing. He was accompanied by the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of National Revenue. They made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages.

Mayor Kathleen Thorne Rochon who attended the announcement expressed that “in terms of education, we are very proud to say that we offer quality options here in French. By allowing community members to study in the language of their choice, we empower them. The option of studying here at home also gives some students an economic advantage.”

“For the community of West Nipissing, Boréal is more than a college – they are a valuable player in our economic and employment network. For years, the Boréal team has worked on developing a workforce that is tailored to the specific needs of this community and region. They offer a welcoming environment for people of all ages and backgrounds. Thank you to the local Boreal team for all that you do.”

See the full release at: https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/news/2024/02/government-of-canada-invests-in-renovations-at-college-boreals-nipissing-campus-in-sturgeon-falls.html

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