The city of l'Ile-Perrot receives an initial payment of $485 744 from the transfer of a portion of federal gasoline excise tax revenues and the government of Quebec's contribution



    L'ILE-PERROT, QC, Sept. 6 /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 Mr. Yvon Marcoux, MNA for Vaudreuil, on behalf
of Ms. Nathalie Normandeau, the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Regions,
announced today that the City of L'Ile-Perrot will receive $485 744 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 L'Ile-Perrot, which will receive a total of
$1 517 947 over the next four years for important repairs to its filtration
plant.
    "Offering access to quality infrastructure is an important priority for
the Government of Canada", said Minister Fortier. "I am pleased that the City
of L'Ile-Perrot is able to proceed with conforming equipment used for the
collection and treatment of drinking water thanks to the financing offered
under the agreement on gasoline excise tax. Projects, such as those that will
be realised in the City of L'Ile-Perrot, 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 L'Ile-Perrot is a reflection of our commitment to improve the quality
of life of residents. With this agreement, the City of L'Ile-Perrot 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 Vaudreuil, Mr. Yvon Marcoux.
    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: Natalie Sarafian, Press Secretary, Office of
the Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and
Communities, (613) 991-0700; Jonathan Trudeau, Press Secretary, Office of the
Minister of Municipal Affairs and Regions, (418) 691-2050; Infrastructure
Canada, (613) 948-1148


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