The City of L'Ancienne-Lorette receives an initial payment of $823 934 from the transfer of a portion of federal gasoline excise tax revenues and the Government of Quebec's contribution



    L'ANCIENNE-LORETTE, QC, Oct. 15 /CNW Telbec/ - The Minister of Canadian
Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages, the Honorable Josée Verner,
on behalf of the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, the
Honourable Lawrence Cannon, and the Minister of Employment and Social
Solidarity, 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 L'Ancienne-Lorette will receive $823,934 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 the City of L'Ancienne-Lorette, which will receive a total
of $2,574,793 over the next four years for important infrastructure projects.
    "Offering access to quality infrastructure is an important priority for
Canada's New Government," said Minister Verner. "This is why we are moving
ahead with our "Building Canada" infrastructure plan. I am pleased that the
City of L'Ancienne-Lorette 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 practised by the Government
of Canada can contribute to improving the quality of life for residents in
Québec municipalities."
    "The Government of Québec demonstrated its intention to insure the repair
and modernization of infrastructure within its municipalities. The funding
announced today is a reflection of our commitment to improve the quality of
life of residents. With this agreement, the City of L'Ancienne-Lorette will
now be able to rely on stable annual funding, which will facilitate planning
the work that needs to be done," 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. 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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