Governments of Canada and Québec provide the city of Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures with a first payment of $839,750 from the transfer of a portion of the federal gasoline excise tax revenues and the government of Québec's contribution



    SAINT-AUGUSTIN-DE-DESMAURES, QC, Dec. 14 /CNW Telbec/ - The Member of
Parliament for Charlesbourg-Haute-Saint-Charles, Daniel Petit, on behalf of
the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable
Lawrence Cannon, and the Minister of Employment and Social Solidarity and
Member of the National Assembly for Louis-Hébert, Sam Hamad, on behalf of the
Deputy Premier and Minister of Municipal Affairs and Regions, Nathalie
Normandeau, are pleased to announce that the City of
Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures will receive $839,750 under the federal-provincial
agreement on the transfer of a portion of federal gasoline excise tax revenues
and the Government of Québec's contribution. This is the first payment to the
City of Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures. The City will receive a total of
$2,624,219 over the next four years for important infrastructure projects.
    "Ensuring Canadians have access to quality infrastructure is a priority
for the Government of Canada. This is why we launched our $33-billion Building
Canada infrastructure plan, of which $17.6 billion will be used as base
funding to address communities' infrastructure needs," said Mr. Petit. "I am
pleased that the City of Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures can address its
infrastructure needs thanks to contributions provided through the
Canada-Québec gas tax agreement, which is a component of our Building Canada
plan. Projects such as these demonstrate how the Government of Canada's
approach to open federalism supports a stronger economy, a cleaner environment
and more prosperous communities in Québec."
    "The funding announced today is a reflection of our commitment to improve
the quality of life of residents. With this agreement, the City of
Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures will now be able to rely on stable annual funding,
which will facilitate the planning of the work that needs to be done. The Plan
québécois des infrastructures foresees an investment of $30 billion within the
next five years, of which $3.15 billion will be used to maintain municipal
infrastructure and ensure it meets standards. As demonstrated by the plan, the
repair and modernization of public infrastructure is a priority for the
Government of Québec," said Minister Hamad.
    The goal of the Canada-Québec Agreement is to provide funding for the
renewal of municipal and local infrastructure, and specifically for municipal
drinking water, wastewater, local road system and public transit
infrastructure, within a context of sustainable development. The Government of
Canada will provide the Government of Québec a total of $1.34 billion over
five years, to which Québec will add $475.7 million, for a grand total of $1.8
billion. Including contributions from municipalities, $2.3 billion will go
toward renewing municipal infrastructures. The funds will be administered by
the Société de financement des infrastructures locales du Québec (SOFIL).

    Egalement offert en français : www.infrastructure.gc.ca/




For further information:

For further information: Karine White, Press Secretary, Office of the
Minister of Transport,Infrastructure and Communities, (613) 991-0700;
Infrastructure Canada, (613) 948-1148; Jonathan Trudeau, Press Secretary,
Office of the Deputy Premier and Minister of Municipal Affairs and Regions,
(418) 691-2050


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