SAINT-SIXTE, QC, July 10, 2018 /CNW/ - The governments of Canada and Quebec recognize the importance of having good recreational infrastructure that encourages people to adopt healthy lifestyles and helps make communities vibrant inclusive places to live.
Stéphane Lauzon, Member of Parliament for Argenteuil‒La Petite-Nation, and Alexandre Iracà, Member of the National Assembly for Papineau, today announced that the governments of Canada and Quebec will each invest over $10,000 in a new children's play structure and associated landscaping in Saint-Sixte.
This support comes from the New Building Canada Fund, Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component—Small Communities Fund. The Municipality will invest close to $25,000 to bring the total government and municipal investment to more than $45,000.
Once completed, this work will allow the Municipality to offer more outdoor recreational opportunities to keep kids active.
"Investing in recreational infrastructure is key to developing individual well-being, community vitality and economic growth. This play structure in Saint-Sixte will give families a new spot to have fun together while staying active. Our Government is proud to support projects that promote the development of strong, inclusive and healthy communities."
Stéphane Lauzon, Member of Parliament for Argenteuil‒La Petite-Nation, on behalf of the Honorable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
"By supporting projects like these we are demonstrating our commitment to providing local residents with safe accessible facilities, and helping municipalities ensure the durability and quality of their infrastructure. This project in Saint-Sixte will allow residents to take part in regular sports and physical activities, encouraging them to adopt active lifestyles."
Alexandre Iracà, Member of the National Assembly for Papineau, on behalf of Sébastien Proulx, Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports, Minister Responsible for the Capitale-Nationale Region
"For a small rural municipality, the economic, social and cultural development of its citizens depends on formative projects that help define its personality and identity. Promoting outdoor activities is key to attracting young families and keeping them healthy. This new play structure is a first step towards this goal. Come and see what three years of efforts have brought to our municipality."
André Bélisle, Mayor of Saint-Sixte
- 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 enhance their cultural, sports, recreational, and tourism assets or safeguard public assets.
- The Government of Canada will invest more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada's rural and northern communities. $25.3 billion of this funding will support social infrastructure in Canadian communities.
- Quebec's 2018-2028 Infrastructure Plan calls for nearly $7.3 billion in investments in municipal infrastructure under the Quebec Department of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy. When combined with contributions from the Government of Canada and municipalities, this means over $14.3 billion will be invested in municipal infrastructure in Quebec over this period.
Investing in Canada: Canada's Long-Term Infrastructure Plan:
Federal investments in infrastructure projects in Quebec: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/index-eng.html
New Building Canada Fund, Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component—Small Communities Fund:
Quebec's 2018-2028 Infrastructure Plan:
SOURCE Infrastructure Canada
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