BROMONT, QC, Feb. 2, 2018 /CNW/ - The governments of Canada and Quebec recognize that tourism infrastructure plays a key role in developing dynamic, prosperous communities and preserving Canada's diverse heritage.
Denis Paradis, Member of Parliament for Brome‒Missisquoi, along with Louis Villeneuve, Mayor of Bromont, today announced that the Government of Canada will invest over $18,000 to improve Bromont's tourist infrastructure. The project consists of renovating and redeveloping the Bromont Tourist Welcome Office to create a section with a regional theme, as well as improving interior and exterior equipment.
This financial assistance comes from the New Building Canada Fund, Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component—Small Communities Fund. The Government of Quebec and the City of Bromont will also contribute more than $18,000 each for a total government-municipal investment of nearly $55,000.
"Tourism is one of the greatest assets of our community. Investments in public infrastructure support the economic development of our region and promote future growth. These infrastructure improvements will help enhance Brome-Missisquoi's tourism by offering better services to visitors while preserving local heritage and expanding recreational opportunities for residents."
Denis Paradis, Member of Parliament for Brome‒Missisquoi, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
"To continue offering visitors a quality stay complete with true Quebec flavour, we are proud to invest in public infrastructure, which isare essential to the economic vitality of Quebec. Today, thanks to these investments, we continue to strengthen tourism in the Montérégie region by participating in the improvement of tourism services offered by the City of Bromont, in an environment adapted to the needs of everyone."
Lucie Charlebois, Minister for Rehabilitation, Youth Protection, Public Health and Healthy Living, and Minister Responsible for the Montérégie Region, on behalf of Julie Boulet, Minister of Tourism and Minister Responsible for the Mauricie Region
"In addition to improving the facilities, this financial assistance will enhance the visitor experience. Due to its geographical location along Highway 10 and a number of major tourist attractions in the area, Bromont is often a starting point for tourists visiting the region. Our staff at the Tourist Welcome Office pride themselves on providing information, not only about attractions in Bromont, but also about those in surrounding municipalities. This investment will further reflect the outstanding quality of tourism-related services in our beautiful region."
Louis Villeneuve, Mayor of Bromont
- 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 can 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 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.
Government of Canada's $180-billion+ Investing in Canada plan: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/about-invest-apropos-eng.html
*New* – Investing in Canada plan project map: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/gmap-gcarte/index-eng.html
Smart Cities Challenge: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/cities-villes-eng.html
Federal investments in infrastructure projects in Quebec:
SOURCE Infrastructure Canada
For further information: Contacts: Brook Simpson, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Tel.: 613-219-0149; Patrick Soucy, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Tourism, and Minister Responsible for Mauricie, Tel.: 418-528-8063; For information: Infrastructure Canada, Tel.: 613-960-9251, Toll free: 1-877-250-7154, Email: [email protected]; Anne-Sophie Lacroix, Coordinator, Public Affairs and Strategies, Communications Branch, Ministry of Tourism, Tel.: 418-643-5959, ext. 3493; Media Relations Team, Communications Branch, Quebec Department of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy and the Department of Public Safety, Tel.: 418-646-6777, ext. 3746