The City of Côte-Saint-Luc receives an initial payment of $1 357 000 from the transfer of a portion of federal gasoline excise tax revenues and the Government of Quebec's contribution



    COTE-SAINT-LUC, QC, Sept. 20 /CNW Telbec/ - The Minister of Public Works
and Government Services, the Honourable Michael M Fortier, on behalf of the
Minister of Transport, Communities and Infrastructure, the Honourable Lawrence
Cannon, and the MNA for D'Arcy-McGee, Mr. Lawrence S. Bergman, on behalf of
Ms. Nathalie Normandeau, Deputy Premier and Minister of Municipal Affairs and
Regions, are pleased to announce that the City of Côte-Saint-Luc will receive
$1,357,000 under the federal-provincial agreement on the transfer of a portion
of federal gasoline excise tax revenues and the Government of Quebec's
contribution. This is the first payment for the City of Côte-Saint-Luc, which
will receive a total of $4,917,641 over the next four years for important
infrastructure projects.
    "Offering access to quality infrastructure is an important priority for
the Government of Canada", said Minister Fortier. "And that is why we are
currently developing our infrastructure plan "Building Canada" I am pleased
that the City of Côte-Saint-Luc can address its infrastructure needs thanks to
the financing offered under the agreement on gasoline excise tax. Projects
such as these demonstrate once again how open federalism practiced by the New
Government of Canada can contribute to improving the quality of life for
residents in Quebec municipalities."
    "The repair and modernization of public infrastructure is an important
priority for the Government of Quebec. The funding announced today for the
City of Côte-Saint-Luc is a reflection of our commitment to improve the
quality of life of residents. With this agreement, the City of Côte-Saint-Luc
will now be able to rely on stable annual funding, which will facilitate
planning the work that needs to be done," said the MNA for D'Arcy-McGee,
Mr. Bergman.
    "I am pleased that the City of Côte-Saint-Luc can benefit from this
governmental funding in order to proceed to priority work, therefore giving
the residents the quality services they deserve," added the Mayor of
Côte-Saint-Luc, Mr. Anthony Housefather.
    The goal of the Canada-Quebec 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 Quebec a total of $1.34 billion over
five years, to which Quebec 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).
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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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