The Governments of Canada and Quebec support another project that will improve water and sewage systems in the Laurentians region

SAINT-ADOLPHE-D'HOWARD, QC, April 8, 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.

Stéphane Lauzon, Member of Parliament for Argenteuil‒La Petite-Nation, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, along with Yves St-Denis, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister responsible for Labour and Member of the National Assembly (MNA) for Argenteuil, on behalf of Martin Coiteux, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy, Minister of Public Security and Minister Responsible for the Montréal region, announced an investment of more than $1.35 million under the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) for the renewal of water pipes in Saint-Adolphe-d'Howard.

The financial support granted to Saint-Adolphe-d'Howard will enable the municipality to renew its infrastructure, ensuring the production and distribution of high quality drinking water for residents. The Government of Canada is investing more than $815,000 in this project and the Government of Quebec is providing more than $535,000 million for a total joint contribution of over $1.35 million. The municipality will provide the remainder of the funding. This project is in addition to the 12 projects already announced for the Laurentians region under the CWWF and the New Building Canada Fund-Quebec, Small Communities Fund (NBCF-SCF).

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. The water pipe renewal project in Saint-Adolphe-d'Howard is one of the many important projects in the Laurentians region that will help protect the environment while ensuring our communities remain healthy and offer a high quality of living. 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."

Stéphane Lauzon, Member of Parliament for Argenteuil‒La Petite-Nation, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

"The investment announced today under the CWWF will enable the Municipality of Saint-Adolphe-d'Howard to complete an important project to meet their needs related to drinking water and wastewater treatment infrastructure, thanks to more than $535,000 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."

Yves St-Denis, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister responsible for Labour and MNA for Argenteuil, 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 delighted by the announcement made today for the citizens of Terrasses Saint-Denis. This government assistance will enable us to complete an important phase in our plan to modernize drinking water and sanitary sewer infrastructure in this sector."

Lisette Lapointe, Mayor of Saint-Adolphe d'Howard

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. This amount includes $5 billion that will be available for investment through the Canada Infrastructure Bank.

Associated links

For details on the announcement of 12 projects to improve water and sewage systems in the Laurentians region: http://infc.gc.ca/e6c3

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/.

 

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; Mélanie Cayer, Political Attaché, Office of the MNA for Argenteuil, 450 562-0785, 514 242-6360; Bianca Boutin, Assistant Press Secretary, Office of the Minister for Rehabilitation, Youth Protection, Public Health and Healthy Living, and Minister responsible for the Montérégie region, 418 266-7181; 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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