VAUDREUIL-DORION, QC, Feb. 18, 2019 /CNW/ - The governments of Canada and Quebec recognize that cultural infrastructure plays a key role in developing dynamic prosperous communities.
The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Marilyne Picard, Member of the National Assembly for Soulanges, today announced funding for a new library near Vaudreuil Station.
The project consists of constructing a 3,000-square-metre new building including a social area, reception and service space, work areas, a section for youth, a creative laboratory and administration offices. This will give locals access to an innovative space with modern technology that meets their needs.
The governments of Canada and Quebec, as well as the City of Vaudreuil-Dorion, will each invest more than $2.4 million, bringing the total government and municipal investment to more than $7.3 million. This financial support comes from the New Building Canada Fund, Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component—Small Communities Fund.
"Investing in cultural infrastructure helps build strong communities and support local economic growth. Thanks to this new library—which has three times the space of the old one—the City of Vaudreuil‑Dorion will be able to develop and diversify its services. Residents will enjoy a culturally open environment where they can gather and readers of all ages can make great discoveries."
The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
"Our government is investing in communities to encourage the creation of high-quality infrastructure and broaden access to culture throughout the Province of Quebec. We are proud to support the construction of this new modern library that addresses current needs. This project will surely contribute to improving living conditions for Vaudreuil-Dorion residents in a more attractive and dynamic environment with a flagship cultural facility!"
Marilyne Picard, MNA for Soulanges, on behalf of Nathalie Roy, Minister of Culture and Communications, and Minister Responsible for the French Language
"Diversified and engaging programming and our increasing population are at the root of the ever-growing number of visitors to our municipal library. Today's announcement confirms the construction of a new, more spacious library that will provide a more exciting living environment for our citizens and services tailored to all generations. It will be a state-of-the-art library—one of the most modern in western Montérégie."
Guy Pilon, Mayor of Vaudreuil-Dorion
- The Small Communities Fund is a 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 Housing. The goal of this program is to provide financial support to Canadian municipalities with fewer than 100,000 residents to develop infrastructure that enhances their cultural, sports, recreational and tourism assets or safeguards public assets.
- Through the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan, the Government of Canada is investing 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 is supporting 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 Housing. 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 Plan Project Map: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map
Federal investments in infrastructure projects in Quebec: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/index-eng.html
Investing in Canada: Canada's Long-Term Infrastructure Plan:
SOURCE Infrastructure Canada
For further information: Contacts, Ann-Clara Vaillancourt, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Tel.: 613-697-3778, Email: [email protected]; Brigitte Roussy, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Culture and Communications, and Minister Responsible for the French Language, Tel.: 418-380-2310; For information: Media Relations, Infrastructure Canada, Tel.: 613-960-9251, Toll free: 1-877-250-7154, Email: [email protected]; Media Relations Team, Communications Branch, Quebec Department of Municipal Affairs and Housing and Department of Public Safety, Tel: 418 691-2015, ext. 3746; Annie LeGruiec, Media Relations Officer, Quebec Department of Culture and Communications, Tel: 418 380-2363, ext. 7213