Supporting cheese factory in Outaouais region


Gatineau – While visiting La Trappe à Fromage de l’Outaouais, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau, along with the Member of Parliament for Gatineau, Steven MacKinnon, announced an investment of up to $1,548,800 for the company to increase production capacity and productivity.

This investment, under the Supply Management Processing Investment Fund, will help La Trappe à Fromage de l’Outaouais purchase and install automated equipment to enhance its cheese manufacturing and packaging processes. This expansion project is expected to increase processing capacity at the Gatineau plant. It will also support the company’s competitiveness and enable it to diversify its product offering.

The Supply Management Processing Investment Fund helps processors of supply-managed commodities increase their competitiveness and resilience in the face of evolving markets. The Fund is part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to support processors in these sectors to address the impacts of recent international trade agreements.

The Government of Canada will continue to preserve, protect, and defend Canada’s supply management system. The system supports the livelihood of producers by providing the opportunity to receive fair returns on their labour and investments, while consumers benefit from a steady supply of high-quality products.

“Canada’s supply management system contributes to the viability of family farms and is the backbone of rural communities here in Quebec and across the country. The investment announced today for La Trappe à Fromage de l’Outaouais will allow them to process more milk from local producers so they continue to make cheeses that are the pride of the region.” – Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food