BEAUMONT, QC, May 25, 2017 /CNW/ - The governments of Canada and Quebec are safeguarding public health and helping protect the province's waterways by investing in projects to ensure that water and wastewater systems are up to date and efficient, and meet communities' increasing capacity needs. These investments will also help create jobs and grow the economy.
Marc Miller, Parliamentary Secretary for the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Norbert Morin, Member of the National Assembly for Côte-du-Sud and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy, today announced that the governments of Canada and Quebec will each invest more than $425,000 for the replacement of water pipes in Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce. This financial assistance comes from the New Building Canada Fund, Small Communities Fund–Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component. The Municipality of Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce will also invest over $425,000, bringing the total government and municipal investment to nearly $1.3 million.
This funding will enable the municipality to renew more than 650 metres of water and sewer pipes under Avenue du Palais.
"We are committed to investing in local infrastructure that ensures Canadians and their families have access to modern, reliable water and wastewater services that meet their needs. This project to replace Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce's water pipes adds to other important work under way in Chaudière-Appalaches Region that will help protect the environment while allowing our communities to remain healthy, desirable places to live. We will continue working in close collaboration with our partners to ensure we make smart infrastructure investments that support economic growth and the creation of good-paying middle class jobs."
Marc Miller, Parliamentary Secretary for the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
"The investment announced today will enable the Municipality of Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce to complete an important project to meet their water infrastructure needs thanks to $425,050 in funding from the Government of Quebec. This financial support clearly shows how working in partnership is improving the quality of life of our fellow citizens."
Norbert Morin, Member of the National Assembly for Côte-du-Sud and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy, on behalf of Martin Coiteux, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy, Minister of Public Security and Minister Responsible for the Montréal region
"We are pleased to note that the governments of Canada and Quebec are supporting our city and enabling us to carry out work along Avenue du Palais in 2018. This project marks an important first step toward improving the northern sector of the city's urban centre in the coming years."
Michel Cliche, Mayor of Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce
- The Small Communities Fund is a joint federal‒provincial program coordinated by Infrastructure Canada in partnership with the provinces and territories. In Quebec, the Fund is administered by the Quebec Department of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy. The goal of this program is to provide financial support to Canadian municipalities with fewer than 100,000 residents to develop infrastructure that, among other things, can help to establish and maintain water systems that meet regulations.
- The Government of Canada will provide more than $180 billion in infrastructure funding over 12 years for public transit, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, transportation that supports trade, and Canada's rural and northern communities.
- Budget 2017 proposed $21.9 billion over 11 years for investments for green infrastructure. This amount includes $5 billion that will be available for investment through the Canada Infrastructure Bank.
For more information about the government of Canada's $180-billion+ infrastructure plan in Budget 2017: http://www.budget.gc.ca/2017/docs/plan/chap-02-en.html
Federal investments in infrastructure projects in Quebec: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/index-eng.html
The New Building Canada Plan: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/nbcp-npcc-eng.html
New Building Canada Fund, Small Communities Fund: http://www.mamot.gouv.qc.ca/infrastructures/programmes-daide-financiere/nouveau-fonds-chantiers-canada-quebec-volet-fonds-des-petites-collectivites-fpc/
SOURCE Infrastructure Canada
For further information: Contacts: Brook Simpson, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, 613-219-0149; Marie B. Deschamps, Press Secretary, Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports, Minister of Families and Minister Responsible for the Region of Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine, 418 644-0664; Julien Mercier Caron, Press Secretary, Office of the MNA for Côte-du-Sud, 418 234-1893; For information: Infrastructure Canada, 613‑960-9251, Toll free: 1-877-250-7154, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Twitter: @INFC_eng, Website: Infrastructure Canada; Pierre-Luc Lévesque, Communications, Department of Municipal Affairs, Land Occupancy, and Public Security, 418‑646-6777, ext 3746