YAMACHICHE, QC, Aug. 3, 2018 /CNW/ - The governments of Canada and Quebec recognize the importance of investing in water infrastructure to safeguard public health and protect waterways. These investments help communities meet their growing needs, while creating jobs and boosting the regional economy.
Marc H. Plante, Member of the National Assembly for Maskinongé, and Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier for the Regions, and Paul Carbonneau, Mayor of the Municipality of Yamachiche, kicked off the work to extend the sanitary sewer system and replace the drinking water mains in the Chemin de la Rivière-du-Loup area.
They used the occasion to recognize the government's funding of over 2.9 million dollars for this project under the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund, a program administered by Infrastructure Canada and the Quebec Department of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy.
"I am pleased to report the start of this work, which will enable the Municipality of Yamachiche to improve the quality of its drinking water and wastewater infrastructures in the Chemin de la Rivière‑du‑Loup area. We are committed to investing in local infrastructure that provides Canadians with access to reliable and modern water and wastewater treatment services. This project is one of many projects we are supporting in the Mauricie region to help protect the environment and keep our communities healthy."
The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
"Good news for residents of the Chemin de la Rivière‑du‑Loup area who will soon have access to the municipal sewer system. I believe that the realization of this project further demonstrates that our government is a key partner to municipalities."
Marc H. Plante, MNA for Maskinongé, and Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier for the Regions, on behalf of Martin Coiteux, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy, Minister of Public Security, and Minister Responsible for the Montréal Region
"The commencement of work to extend the sewers is good news for the Municipality of Yamachiche. I am pleased that this project could be realized for the greater benefit of residents of the Chemin de la Rivière‑du‑Loup area."
Paul Carbonneau, Mayor of Yamachiche
- The Government of Canada is contributing more than $1.7 million to this project, and the Government of Quebec is providing more than $1.1 million. The Municipality will provide the remaining funding, bringing the total government‑municipal investment to over $3.5 million.
- Thanks to its base financial assistance rate of 83%, the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund is allowing municipalities to invest almost $800 million in infrastructure projects. Over the period from 2016 to 2018, the federal government will provide $363.8 million and the Government of Quebec will provide $300 million, for a total joint investment of $664 million.
- 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.
- Of this funding, $26.9 billion will support green infrastructure projects, including $5 billion that will be available for investment through the Canada Infrastructure Bank.
- The 2018-2028 Quebec Infrastructure Plan calls for nearly $7.3 billion in investments in municipal infrastructure under the Quebec Department of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy (MAMOT). When combined with contributions from the Government of Canada and municipalities, this means more than $14.3 billion will be invested in municipal infrastructure in Quebec during this period.
Investing in Canada: Canada's Long-Term Infrastructure Plan
Federal investment in Quebec infrastructure projects:
SOURCE Infrastructure Canada
For further information: Sources: Kate Monfette, Director of Communications, Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Tel.: 613-301-0894, Email: [email protected]; Alexandre Boulé, Political Attaché, Office of the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy, Minister of Public Safety and Minister Responsible for the Montréal Region, Tel.: 418-691-2050; Louis-Maxim Toutant, Policy Advisor, Office of the MNA for Maskinongé, Tel.: 819-228-9722; For information: Infrastructure Canada, Tel.: 613‑960-9251, Toll free: 1-877-250-7154, Email: [email protected]; Media Relations Team, Communications Directorate, Department of Municipal Affairs, and Land Occupancy and Department of Public Safety, Tel.: 418-646-6777, ext. 3746