The Governments of Canada and Québec provide Brownsburg-Chatham with a first payment from the transfer of a portion of the federal gasoline excise tax revenues and the Government of Québec's contribution



    LACHUTE, QC, Jan. 14 /CNW Telbec/ - The Minister of Transport,
Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Lawrence Cannon, and the MNA
for Argenteuil, David Whissel, on behalf of the Deputy Premier and Minister of
Municipal Affairs and Regions, Nathalie Normandeau, are pleased to announce
that the City of Brownsburg-Chatham will receive $343,792 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 to the City of Brownsburg-Chatham. It will receive a total of
$1,074,354 by the end of 2009, for important infrastructure projects.
    "Thanks to its $33-billion Building Canada infrastructure plan, the
Government of Canada is contributing to the improvement of public
infrastructure everywhere in the country. More than half of these funds, some
$17.6 billion, are provided as base funding to meet the needs of
municipalities," said Minister Cannon. "The funding announced today to the
City of Brownsburg-Chatham, under the Gas Tax Fund agreement, which is part of
our Building Canada plan, is a concrete example of the Government of Canada's
commitment to support a stronger economy, a cleaner environment and more
prosperous communities in Québec."
    "The funding announced today is a reflection of our commitment to improve
the quality of life of residents. With this agreement, the City of
Brownsburg-Chatham will now be able to rely on stable annual funding, which
will facilitate the planning of the work that needs to be done. The Plan
québécois des infrastructures foresees an investment of $30 billion within the
next five years, of which $3.15 billion will be used to maintain and improve
municipal infrastructure. As indicated in the plan, the repair and
modernization of public infrastructure is a priority for the Government of
Québec," said Mr. Whissel.
    The goal of the 2005 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. The Government of
Canada will provide 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
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; Mélanie Cayer, Political Attaché, Riding Office, MNA for
Argenteuil, (450) 562-0785


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