MONTREAL, March 1, 2019 /CNW/ - Quebecers across the province are benefitting from the Government of Canada's investments in public transit, community sports facilities and other public infrastructure projects that make life easier and more enjoyable.
This week, the Hon. François-Philippe Champagne, Canada's Minister Infrastructure and Communities, will tour municipalities across the province to see firsthand how our investments are improving the lives of Quebecers. He will also meet with community and business leaders to better understand their current and future infrastructure needs.
On March 4th, Minister Champagne will tour facilities that have benefitted from the Government of Canada's investments in public infrastructure and meet with mayors from the Laurentides region and engage on their economic priorities.
On March 5th, Minister Champagne will make an important announcement on behalf of the Hon. Navdeep Bains, Canada's Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development. Minister Champagne will also address the Joliette Chamber of Commerce and visit infrastructure sites in Québec's Lanaudière and Longueuil regions. The Minister will also visit McMasterville to make an important public transit announcement that will help residents travel between work and home more easily.
On March 6th, Minister Champagne will address the Chamber of Commerce of Berthier
On March 7th, Minister Champagne will complete his tour by making a number of announcements on behalf of the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and addressing the Chamber of Commerce in Sorel-Tracy.
"Our government is firmly committed to delivering 21st century infrastructure to Canada and Quebec that is modern, resilient and green. Since 2015, more than 680 projects have been approved in Quebec alone. Our ambitious and historic plan will contribute to improving the quality of life and economic growth of our country in concrete ways. We have ambitious plans for Quebec and its regions."
—François-Philippe Champagne, Canada's Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
- The Government of Canada's Investing in Canada plan is providing more than $180 billion over 12 years for public infrastructure across the country.
- In partnership with Quebec and municipal leaders, the Government of Canada is investing in public transit; green infrastructure such as water treatment systems; community, culture and recreational infrastructure; and public infrastructure in rural and northern communities.
- The Canada-Quebec Bilateral Agreement is providing over $7.5 billion in long-term funding for the public infrastructure that matters most to Quebec.
SOURCE Infrastructure Canada
For further information: or to arrange an interview with the Minister: Ann-Clara Vaillancourt, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, 613-697-3778, [email protected]