NOTRE-DAME-DU-MONT-CARMEL, QC, Aug. 9, 2017 /CNW/ - Modern safe roadways are critical to encouraging and supporting economic activity, facilitating trade and creating well-paid middle-class jobs. Residents of Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel will soon benefit from a renewed local road network thanks to funding from the governments of Canada and Quebec.
The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of International Trade and Member of Parliament for Saint-Maurice‒Champlain, and Pierre Giguère, Member of the National Assembly for Saint-Maurice, announced today that work would be carried out in Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel to rebuild the roadways on Saint Flavien and Saint-Louis streets, 3rd and 4th streets, 2nd Avenue and Hôtel-de-Ville. Costs, estimated at more than $1 million, will be covered by the federal Gas Tax Fund and Quebec's contribution.
The Municipality of Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel has received a total contribution of more than $1.7 million through this Fund to undertake infrastructure projects, including those announced today. Once completed, these projects will help improve road safety, reduce maintenance costs and support enduring prosperity.
In July, the Government of Canada delivered the first of the two annual payments of $240.5 million to the Government of Quebec through the federal Gas Tax Fund. In 2017, Quebec communities will receive a total of more than $481 million. The province is also helping fund the projects through the Government of Quebec's contribution.
"The Government of Canada is proud to provide predictable long-term funding to Quebec municipalities through the federal Gas Tax Fund. This funding will help Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel improve its road infrastructure and the quality of life of its citizens."
The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of International Trade and Member of Parliament for Saint-Maurice‒Champlain, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
"The government's investments in this project will provide all road users with safer infrastructure while supporting the municipality's economic development. There is no doubt that this developmental project will make getting around more efficient."
Pierre Giguère, MNA for Saint-Maurice, on behalf of Martin Coiteux, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy, Minister of Public Security and Minister Responsible for the Montreal Region
"The Government of Quebec is proud to invest in infrastructure projects such as those announced today. By supporting these types of projects, our government is demonstrating its commitment to making enduring improvements to its public and community infrastructure."
Julie Boulet, Quebec Minister of Tourism and Minister Responsible for the Mauricie Region
"The funding we have been granted is critical to completing major projects in our region. We are very pleased to have received these funds that will help us make significant investments in our roadways. This rehabilitation work will help improve the environment in which the citizens of Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel live."
Luc Dostaler, Mayor of Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel
- The federal Gas Tax Fund (GTF) provides more than $2 billion each year to Canadian municipalities, which represents a long-term, ongoing, predictable and indexed source of funding. Funds are paid out twice a year, in July and November.
- As part of the GTF administrative agreement, the Government of Canada's contribution represents 70.8% of eligible costs, while Quebec's contribution is 29.2%.
- Quebec's 2017‒2027 Infrastructure Plan calls for $7 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 $15 billion will be invested in municipal infrastructure in Quebec over the next 10 years.
Allocation of federal Gas Tax Fund monies to Quebec municipalities in 2017–2018
Investing in Canada, the Government of Canada's new $180 billion infrastructure plan: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/about-invest-apropos-eng.html
Federal investments in infrastructure projects in Quebec: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/index-eng.html
For more information on the federal Gas Tax Fund and Quebec's contribution for 2014–2018: http://www.mamot.gouv.qc.ca/infrastructures/programme-de-transfert/programme-de-la-taxe-sur-lessence-et-de-la-contribution-du-quebec-2014-2018-tecq/
Quebec's 2017-2027 Infrastructure Plan: https://www.tresor.gouv.qc.ca/fileadmin/PDF/budget_depenses/17-18/infrastructuresPubliquesQuebec.pdf
Website: Infrastructure Canada
SOURCE Infrastructure Canada
For further information: Sources: Kate Monfette, Director of Communications, Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, 613-301-0894; Marie-Ève Pelletier, Director of Communications and Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy, Minister of Public Security and Minister Responsible for the Montreal Region, 418-691-2050; Patrick Soucy, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Tourism and Minister Responsible for the Mauricie Region, 418-528-8063; Diane Bergeron, Political attaché of the Riding Office of the MNA for Saint Maurice, 819-539-7292; Information: Infrastructure Canada, 613-960-9251, Toll-free: 1-877-250-7154, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Pierre-Luc Lévesque, Media Relations, Communications, Department of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy, Department of Public Security, 418-691-2015, ext. 3746