The Governments of Canada and Quebec are supporting 12 projects that will improve water and sewage systems in the Laurentians region

SAINTE-AGATHE-DES-MONTS, QC, April 3, 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 in the province are up to date and efficient and meet communities' increasing capacity needs. These investments will also help create jobs and grow the economy.

Member of Parliament for Laurentides–Labelle, David Graham, on behalf Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, along with the Minister of International Relations and La Francophonie and Minister responsible for the Laurentians region, Christine St-Pierre, and Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy, Minister of Public Security and Minister Responsible for the Montréal region, Martin Coiteux, announced an investment of more than $23 million for 12 water projects in the Laurentians region under the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) and the New Building Canada Fund-Quebec, Small Communities Fund (NBCF-SCF). The financial support granted to five municipalities will contribute to maintaining, renewing or developing their infrastructure to ensure the production and distribution of high quality drinking water for residents or the proper disposal and treatment of waste water. 

The Government of Canada is investing more than $13.6 million in these projects and the Government of Quebec is providing more than $9.3 million for a total joint contribution of over $23 million. The municipalities will provide the remainder of the funding.

The approval of the projects under the CWWF was made possible by the signing of a bilateral agreement between Canada and Quebec in July 2016, which made funding available for water projects across the province.

Quotes

"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. We will continue working in close collaboration with our partners to ensure we make smart infrastructure investments that help protect the environment and preserve public health, while paving the way for economic growth and for the creation of good-paying middle class jobs."

David Graham, Member of Parliament for Laurentides–Labelle, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

"Thanks to the federal-provincial agreements, five municipalities in the Laurentians region will be able to complete important projects to meet their needs related to drinking water and wastewater treatment infrastructure. The financial support announced today clearly shows how working in partnership is improving the quality of life of our citizens."

Christine St-Pierre, Minister of International Relations and La Francophonie and Minister responsible for the Laurentians region, and Martin Coiteux, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy, Minister of Public Security and Minister Responsible for the Montréal region

Quick facts

  • Thanks to its base financial assistance rate of 83%, the CWWF is allowing municipalities to invest almost $800 million in infrastructure projects. Over the period of 2016 to 2018, the federal government will provide $363.8 million and the provincial government will provide $300 million for a total joint investment of $664 million.
  • This Fund is part of Investing in Canada, the Government of Canada's historic plan that provides 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.
  • The Small Communities Fund is a joint federal-provincial program coordinated by Infrastructure Canada in partnership with provinces and territories. In Quebec, the Fund is managed by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy. The Fund provides communities across the country with less than 100,000 residents financial support to help maintain and implement water infrastructure that complies with regulations.

 

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Financial details and list of projects

Associated links

Government of Canada's $180-billion+ infrastructure plan in Budget 2017: http://www.budget.gc.ca/2017/docs/plan/chap-02-en.html#Toc477707375

See how many Clean Water and Wastewater Fund projects have been approved in Quebec and across the country: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/pt-sp/index-eng.html

Federal infrastructure investments in Quebec: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/index-eng.html.

The programme d'aide financière FEPTEU : http://www.mamot.gouv.qc.ca/infrastructures/programmes-daide-financiere/fonds-pour-leau-potable-et-le-traitement-des-eaux-usees-fepteu/.

Le programme d'aide financière NFCC-FPC : http://www.mamot.gouv.qc.ca/infrastructures/programmes-daide-financiere/nouveau-fonds-chantiers-canada-quebec-volet-fonds-des-petites-collectivites-fpc/

Backgrounder

Canada and Quebec fund 12 projects to improve water and wastewater systems in the Laurentians region
Investment of more than $23 million

Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) and New Building Canada Fund, Small Communities Fund

The governments of Canada and Quebec are investing $23,015,216 in 12 water and wastewater projects to ensure residents of the Laurentians region have access to clean and reliable water sources. Funding for the 11 projects under the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund was made possible by the signing of the bilateral agreement on July 5, 2016.  

The Government of Canada is contributing $13,676,341 and the province is providing $9,338,875. The municipalities will provide the remaining funding.

List of new projects

Clean Water and Wastewater Fund

Location

Project Name

Federal Funding

Provincial Funding

Anticipated Start Date

Deux-Montagnes

Waste water treatment, drinking water filtration plant and patches to the network

$275,000

$181,500

September 13, 2016

Deux-Montagnes

Renewal of water pipes

$2,779,532

$1,834,493

June 27, 2016

Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts

Lac-des-Sables booster station (to supply water to the Belvoir area)

$267,772

$176,730

May 1, 2017

Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts

Renewal of water pipes

$1,053,276

$695,164

May 1, 2017

Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts

Renewal of water pipes

$337,771

$222,929

May 1, 2017

Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts

Renewal of water pipes

$86,973

$57,402

May 1, 2017

Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts

Renewal of water pipes

$294,578

$194,422

May 1, 2017

Saint-Sauveur

Renewal of water pipes

$3,156,542

$2,083,318

March 1, 2017

Val-Morin

Re-directing the collector sewer of Val-Morin to the Val-David treatment plant

$702,498

$463,649

May 29, 2017

Val-Morin

Wastewater treatment in Domaine Val-Morin

$1,503,160

$992,085

October 17, 2017

Val-Morin

Construction of a sewer main connecting the Belle Neige sector to Val-Morin

$2,300,164

$1,518,108

June 1, 2017

 

New Building Canada Fund: Small Communities Fund

Location

Project Name

Federal Funding

Provincial Funding

Anticipated Start Date

Sainte-Adèle

Rehabilitation of the wastewater collection system in Sainte-Adèle

$919,075

$919,075

August 8, 2016

 

SOURCE INFRASTRUCTURE CANADA

For further information: Contacts: Brook Simpson, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, 613-219-0149, Brook.Simpson@canada.ca; Marie-Ève Pelletier, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy, Minister of Public Security and Minister responsible for the region of Montréal, 418-691-2050; François Caouette, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of International Relations and La Francophonie and Minister responsible for the Laurentians region, 418 649-2319; For information : Pierre-Luc Lévesque, Communications, Department of Municipal Affairs, Land Occupancy, and Public Security, 418-691-2015, poste 3746; Infrastructure Canada, 613-960-9251, Toll free: 1-877-250-7154, media@infc.gc.ca, Twitter: @INFC_eng; Web: Infrastructure Canada

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