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Canada and Quebec work to improve drinking water services in the Quebec City region

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Canada and Quebec work to improve drinking water services in the Quebec City region

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SAINT-MARC-DES-CARRIÈRES, QC, Aug. 2, 2018 /CNW/ - The governments of Canada and Quebec recognize the importance of investing in water infrastructure to safeguard public health and protect waterways. These investments help communities meet their growing needs, while creating jobs and boosting the regional economy.

Joël Lightbound, Member of Parliament for Louis-Hébert and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance, and Michel Matte, Member of Quebec's National Assembly for Portneuf, announced an investment of more than $976,000 under the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund to replace water mains under sections of Rue de la Station and Avenue Narcisse in Saint-Marc-des-Carrières.

The Government of Canada is contributing more than $588,000 to this project, and the Government of Quebec is providing more than $388,000. The Municipality will provide the remaining funding, bringing the total government‑municipal investment to nearly $1.2 million.

Quotes

"We are committed to investing in local infrastructure that provides Canadians with access to reliable and modern water and wastewater treatment services. The Saint-Marc-des-Carrières project is one of many projects we are supporting in the Quebec City region to help protect the environment and keep our communities healthy."

Joël Lightbound, Member of Parliament for Louis-Hébert and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

"The Government of Quebec is investing in all regions, supporting municipalities and their local public infrastructure projects. These investments generate important local benefits and support the development of our regions, while promoting vitality and improving the quality of life for residents. Together, we are working to enhance community services and create environments that are pleasant and prosperous."

Michel Matte, MNA for Portneuf, on behalf of Martin Coiteux, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy, Minister of Public Security, and Minister Responsible for the Montréal Region

"The City of Saint-Marc-des-Carrières welcomes the announcement of this contribution, which will help revitalize infrastructure along de la Station Street and Narcisse Avenue and maintain the quality of the public services we provide to our citizens. We'd like to sincerely thank the governments of Canada and Quebec."

Guy Denis, Mayor of Saint-Marc-des-Carrières

Quick Facts

  • Thanks to its base financial assistance rate of 83%, the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund is allowing municipalities to invest almost $800 million in infrastructure projects. Over the period from 2016 to 2018, the federal government will provide $363.8 million and the Government of Quebec will provide $300 million, for a total joint investment of $664 million.
  • The Government of Canada will invest more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada's rural and northern communities.
  • Of this funding, $26.9 billion will support green infrastructure projects, including $5 billion that will be available for investment through the Canada Infrastructure Bank.
  • The 2018-2028 Quebec Infrastructure Plan calls for nearly $7.3 billion in investments in municipal infrastructure under the Quebec Department of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy (MAMOT). When combined with contributions from the Government of Canada and municipalities, this means more than $14.3 billion will be invested in municipal infrastructure in Quebec during this period.

Associated Links

Investing in Canada: Canada's Long-Term Infrastructure Plan http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/about-invest-apropos-eng.html

Federal investment in Quebec infrastructure projects:
http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/index-eng.html 

Twitter: @INFC_eng 
Website: Infrastructure Canada

 

SOURCE Infrastructure Canada

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