TADOUSSAC, QC, Aug. 16, 2018 /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 Pierre Arcand, Minister Responsible for Government Administration and Ongoing Program Review, President of the Treasury Board, Minister Responsible for the Côte-Nord Region and Member of the National Assembly for Mont-Royal, announce that the governments of Canada and Quebec will each invest over $134,000 to redevelop the Tadoussac municipal library in the Haute-Côte-Nord region.
This financial support comes from the New Building Canada Fund, Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component—Small Communities Fund. For eligible work, the Municipality of Tadoussac will also invest more than $134,000, bringing the total government and municipal investment to over $402,000.
The redevelopment project involves expanding the library's overall space, replacing the roof, doors and windows, upgrading the electrical system, developing a multi-use space, and developing a space to store cultural archives on site. Once the work is complete, the Tadoussac municipal library will be able to extend its hours of operation and develop a space for exhibitions.
"Investing in cultural infrastructure helps build strong communities and support local economic growth. With a larger space that is better suited to the needs of residents–with an emphasis on digital–the Tadoussac municipal library be better equipped to fulfill their educational and social function and to provide improved services to residents."."
The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
"Through this investment, the Government of Quebec is pleased to offer residents of Tadoussac an updated library that will improve access to reading, culture and knowledge in a more spacious and welcoming environment. The municipal library redevelopment project will contribute to the region's cultural vitality and help strengthen the feeling of belonging for Tadoussac residents."
Pierre Arcand, Minister Responsible for Government Administration and Ongoing Program Review, President of the Treasury Board, Minister Responsible for the Côte-Nord Region and Member of the National Assembly for Mont-Royal, on behalf of Marie Montpetit, Minister of Culture and Communications, and Minister Responsible for the Protection and Promotion of the French Language
- 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 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 enhances their cultural, sports, recreational and tourism assets or safeguards 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
SOURCE Infrastructure Canada
For further information: Kate Monfette, Director of Communications, Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Tel.: 613-301-0894, Email: [email protected]; Cynthia St-Hilaire, Press Secretary, Office of the President of the Treasury Board, Quebec's Treasury Board Secretariat, Tel.: 418-643-5926; For information: 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 Land Occupancy and the Department of Public Safety, Tel.: 418-646-6777, ext. 3746