The cities of Pincourt and oF L'Ile-Cadieux receive an initial payment from the transfer of a portion of federal gasoline excise tax revenues and the Government of Quebec's contribution



    PINCOURT, QC, Oct. 19 /CNW Telbec/ - The Minister of Public Works and
Government Services, the Honourable Michael M. Fortier, on behalf of the
Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Lawrence
Cannon, and the Member of the National Assembly for Vaudreuil, Yvon Marcoux,
on behalf of the Deputy Premier and Minister of Municipal Affairs and Regions,
Nathalie Normandeau, announced today that the cities of Pincourt and of
L'Ile-Cadieux will share $585,091, 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 for these two
cities, which will receive, over the next four years, a total of $1,852,847
for important infrastructure projects.

    
    The breakdown of the governmental contributions goes as followed:

    Cities                First Payment          Total Contribution

    Pincourt              $520,449               $1,626,405

    L'Ile-Cadieux         $64,642                $226,442

    Total                 $585,091               $1,852,847
    

    "Offering access to quality infrastructure is an important priority for
the Government of Canada," said Minister Fortier. "This is why we are moving
ahead with our $33 billion "Building Canada" infrastructure plan. I am pleased
that the cities of Pincourt and of L'Ile-Cadieux can address their
infrastructure needs thanks to the financing offered under the gas tax
agreement. Projects such as these demonstrate once again how open federalism
practiced by the Government of Canada can contribute to improving the quality
of life for residents in Québec municipalities."
    The repair and modernization of public infrastructure is an important
priority for the Government of Québec. The funding announced today is a
reflection of our commitment to improve the quality of life of residents. With
this agreement, the cities of Pincourt and of L'Ile-Cadieux will now be able
to rely on stable annual funding, which will facilitate planning the work that
needs to be done. As proven by the "Plan québécois des infrastructures," which
foresees an investment of $30 billion within the next five years, the repair
and modernization of public infrastructure is an important priority for the
Government of Québec," said the MNA Yvon Marcoux.

    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. Canada's new
government will pay 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 infrastructure. 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
Honourable Lawrence Cannon, 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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