The municipalities of Saint-Clet and of Très-Saint-Rédempteur receive an initial payment from the transfer of a portion of federal gasoline excise tax revenues and the Government of Quebec's contribution



    SAINT-CLET, QC, Oct. 19 /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 the Member of the National Assembly for Soulanges and the Deputy
Whip for the Government of Québec, Lucie Charlebois, on behalf of the Deputy
Premier and Minister of Municipal Affairs and Regions, Nathalie Normandeau,
announced today that the municipalities of Saint-Clet and of
Très-Saint-Rédempteur will share $186,494, 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 for
these two municipalities, which will receive, over the next four years, a
total of $699,161 for important infrastructure projects.

    
    The breakdown of the governmental contributions goes as followed:

    Municipalities                         First Payment  Total Contribution

    Saint-Clet                                   $94,730            $412,401
    Très-Saint-Rédempteur                        $91,764            $286,760

    Total                                       $186,494            $699,161
    

    "Offering access to quality infrastructure is an important priority for
the Government of Canada' said Minister Fortier. "This is why we are moving
ahead with our $33 billion "Building Canada" infrastructure plan. I am pleased
that the municipalities of Saint-Clet and of Très-Saint-Rédempteur can address
their infrastructure needs thanks to the financing offered under the gas tax
agreement. Projects such as these demonstrate once again how open federalism
practiced by our Government can contribute to improving the quality of life
for residents in Québec municipalities."
    "The repair and modernization of public infrastructure is an important
priority for the Government of Québec. That is why, the Government of Québec
has committed, under its "Plan québécois des infrastructures," to invest $30
billion within the next five years to address this priority. The funding
announced today is a reflection of our commitment to improve the quality of
life of residents. With this agreement, the municipalities of Saint-Clet and
of Très-Saint-Rédempteur will now be able to rely on stable annual funding,
which will facilitate planning the work that needs to be done," said the MNA
Lucie Charlebois.
    The goal of the 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. Canada's new
government will pay 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
Honourable Lawrence Cannon, 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


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