LA TRINITÉ-DES-MONTS, QC, Aug. 1, 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 Jean D'Amour, Quebec Minister for Maritime Affairs and Minister Responsible for the Bas-Saint-Laurent Region, today announced that the governments of Canada and Quebec will each invest over $123,000 to upgrade the municipal library in La Trinité-des-Monts.
This financial support comes from the New Building Canada Fund, Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component—Small Communities Fund. The Municipality of La Trinité-des-Monts will also invest more than $123,000, bringing the total government and municipal investment to over $370,000.
The project consists of moving the library to the ground floor of the newly-built municipal building. The work includes adding an access ramp for persons with reduced mobility and carrying out finishes to the building's interior. Services will be provided in a new space that meets the present day standards of libraries. As a result of this work, the Municipality of La Trinité-des-Monts will be able to provide its residents with a gathering space and a place for learning that has been adapted to meet their needs.
"Investing in cultural infrastructure helps build strong communities and support local economic growth. The Government of Canada is pleased to invest in this project, which will help the Municipality of La Trinité-des-Monts enhance its cultural offerings. With more space and modern facilities, the library will provide better services for residents and fulfil its role, both educationally and socially."
The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
"By supporting the maintenance and improvement of quality infrastructure in communities across the region, the Government of Quebec hopes to encourage vitality. Today's contribution will ensure that residents of La Trinité-des-Monts have improved access to reading material and culture in a more inviting and spacious environment."
Jean D'Amour, Quebec Minister for Maritime Affairs and Minister Responsible for the Bas-Saint-Laurent Region, on behalf of Marie Montpetit, Minister of Culture and Communications, and Minister Responsible for the Protection and Promotion of the French Language
"It is with pride that I welcome the financial contributions from the governments of Canada and Quebec. The new municipal building will now house the library which, I am confident, will quickly become a cultural venue and a space for exchanges and meetings that will help revitalize our municipality."
Yves Detroz, Mayor of La Trinité-des-Monts
- 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:
SOURCE Infrastructure Canada
For further information: Contacts: Kate Monfette, Director of Communications, Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Tel.: 613-301-0894, Email: [email protected]; Mathieu Larouche, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Culture and Communications, and Minister Responsible for the Protection and Promotion of the French Language, Tel.: 418-380-2310; 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