Montreal is getting shorepower.More than $24 million has been earmarked for shorepower hook-ups in Montreal and Quebec City, according to the Cruise the Saint Lawrence Association.

The investment is part of a bigger initiative totaling more than $60 million by the Quebec government to promote cruise tourism. No dates or additional information on the electrical hook-ups were provided.

Tourism Québec has also announced investments totaling $7.625 million spread out over three years to enhance and position the Saint Lawrence as a must see tourist destination, hoping to attract more ships to the region. 

Of this sum, $5.9 million has been set aside to prioritize support for tourism infrastructure initiatives in six ports of call which welcome international cruise ships: Baie-Comeau, Gaspésie, Havre-Saint-Pierre, Îles de la Madeleine, Saguenay and Sept-Îles.

Additional financial assistance in the amount of  $1.725 million is going to the Cruise the Saint Lawrence group to allow them to implement an action plan through 2016.

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