MONTRÉAL EAST, Dec. 15, 2017 /CNW/ - The governments of Canada and Quebec are safeguarding public health and helping protect the province's waterways by investing in projects to ensure that water and wastewater systems in the province are up to date and efficient, and meet communities' increasing capacity needs. These investments will also help create jobs and grow the economy.
The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Martin Coiteux, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy, Minister of Public Security, and Minister Responsible for the Montréal Region, today announced that the governments of Canada and Quebec will each invest over $2.3 million in the renewal of nearly 5,250 metres of water lines in Montreal East.
This financial assistance comes from the New Building Canada Fund. The City is also contributing over $2.3 million, for a total government-municipal investment of more than $7 million.
"We are committed to investing in local infrastructure that provides communities with modern, reliable water and wastewater services. This project in Montreal East, in addition to other major work taking place in the region, will help protect the environment and keep our communities healthy."
The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
"The Government of Quebec is investing to ensure the vitality and development of cities and regions. This is a priority that particularly translates into helping cities realize their public infrastructure projects. This funding demonstrates that it's by working together that we will improve our fellow citizens' quality of life."
Martin Coiteux, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy, Minister of Public Security, and Minister Responsible for the Montréal Region
"I am very pleased with the investments of the Canadian and Quebec governments in this project, which is allowing our city to renew its infrastructure and provide essential services to the community."
Robert Coutu, Mayor of Montreal East
- The New Building Canada 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 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. $21.9 billion of this funding will support green infrastructure projects, including $5 billion that will be available for investment through the Canada Infrastructure Bank.
- Quebec's 2017–2027 Infrastructure Plan calls for $7 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 $15 billion will be invested in municipal infrastructure in Quebec over the next 10 years.
Government of Canada's $180-billion+ infrastructure plan: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/about-invest-apropos-eng.html
Smart Cities Challenge: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/cities-villes-eng.html
Federal investments in infrastructure projects in Quebec:
New Building Canada Plan: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/nbcp-npcc-eng.html
Quebec's 2017–2027 Infrastructure Plan:
SOURCE Infrastructure Canada
For further information: Contacts: Brook Simpson, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Tel.: 613-219-0149; Marie-Ève Pelletier, Director of Communications and Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy, Minister of Public Security and Minister Responsible for the Montréal Region, Tel.: 418-691-2050; 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.: 418-691-2015, ext. 3746