BOUCHETTE, QC, Aug. 8, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - The governments of Canada and Quebec recognize that tourism infrastructure plays a key role in developing dynamic prosperous communities.
William Amos, Member of Parliament for Pontiac, and Stéphanie Vallée, Member of the National Assembly for Gatineau and Minister of Justice, Minister Responsible for the Outaouais Region, today announced that the governments of Canada and Quebec will each invest over $40,000 for the development of a new multi-resource road in the lac 31 milles regional park.
This support comes from the New Building Canada Fund, Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component—Small Communities Fund. The Municipality of Bouchette will invest close to $100,000 for a total government-municipal investment of over $180,000.
The new road will provide access to the Gabriel Bay area, which is currently only partially accessible. This development will make it possible to open 20 new ready-to-camp units and a public beach. Once completed, the work will create new tourism and economic opportunities in the region.
"Investing in tourism infrastructure helps build strong communities and support local economic growth. The multi-resource road to lac 31 milles regional park will enhance visitors' experiences by making it easier for them to move around and discover our beautiful region. Once completed, this project will help make Bouchette and its surroundings a destination of choice for families for years to come."
William Amos, Member of Parliament for Pontiac, on behalf of the Honorable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
"The lac 31 milles is well known for its water quality and landscapes. This new road will provide access to this magnificent area of Haute-Gatineau and the new campsites will attract tourists, which is good news for the municipalities of Bouchette and Sainte-Thérèse. I am proud to see community members who are passionately promoting the region's reputation through this project.
Stéphanie Vallée, MNA for Gatineau and Minister of Justice, Minister Responsible for the Outaouais Region, on behalf of Julie Boulet, Minister of Tourism and Minister Responsible for the Mauricie Region
"Supporting tourism that respects nature brings a sense of excitement and pride to our small communities. It gives us the energy we need to keep going, and today's announcement is a huge step forward. Minister Stéphanie Vallée and MP William Amos, we in the municipality of Bouchette thank you from the bottom of our hearts for listening to and supporting our community.
Gilles Bastien, Mayor of Bouchette
- 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 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 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: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/about-invest-apropos-eng.html
Federal investments in infrastructure projects in Quebec: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/index-eng.html
SOURCE Infrastructure Canada
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