Canada: Program worth $2 million funded by McCain Foods after closure of french fry plant

Heath MacDonald, P.E.I. Minister of Economic Development and Tourism, announces details of the $2 million McCain Foods Adjustment Fund.Prince Edward Island has announced the details of a $2 million fund set up by McCain Foods to be administered through Innovation PEI for the Borden-Carleton and Albany area, to support local businesses. The fund was established by McCain when it closed its french fry plant in the area in 2014, and said it was to be administered by the province. “I want to thank the McCains for doing their part to ease some of the hardships by the closure of this plant, caused to many Islanders,” said Heath MacDonald, P.E.I. Minister of Economic Development and Tourism, regarding the establishment of the fund. More