MONTREAL WEST, Jan. 16, 2018 /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 Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport and Member of Parliament for Notre-Dame-de-Grâce‒Westmount, and Kathleen Weil, Minister Responsible for Access to Information and the Reform of Democratic Institutions, Minister Responsible for Relations with English-Speaking Quebeckers and Member of the National Assembly for Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, today announced that the governments of Canada and Quebec will each invest over $285,000 for the completion of a water-related infrastructures in Montreal West.
This financial assistance comes from the New Building Canada Fund. The City is also contributing over $285,000 for a total government-municipal investment of more than $855,000. The project involves replacing more than 300 metres of drinking water, waste water and storm water lines, as well as completing sewer separation work on Percival Street.
"We are committed to investing in local infrastructure that provides communities with modern, reliable water and wastewater services. This project in Montreal West, in addition to other major work taking place in the region, will help protect the environment and keep our communities healthy."
The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport and Member of Parliament for Notre-Dame-de-Grâce‒Westmount, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
"Today I am proud to announce our government's contribution to the modernization of aging water pipes in Montreal West, my riding. Promoting the growth of an efficient water works network in the Montreal Region is a priority of our Stratégie gouvernementale pour assurer l'occupation et la vitalité des territoires."
Kathleen Weil, Minister Responsible for Access to Information and the Reform of Democratic Institutions, Minister Responsible for Relations with English-Speaking Quebeckers and Member of the National Assembly for Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, on behalf of Martin Coiteux, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy, Minister of Public Security, and Minister Responsible for the Montréal Region
"I am delighted by the support from the governments of Quebec and Canada for this project, which has allowed the municipality to renew its infrastructure and ensure essential services for the community. In keeping with the objectives set by our administration, the new underground facilities will benefit all Montreal West residents."
Beny Masell, Mayor of Montreal West
- 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
Investing in Canada Project Map: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/gmap-gcarte/index-eng.html
Smart Cities Challenge: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/cities-villes-eng.html
Federal investments in infrastructure projects in Quebec:
Quebec's 2017–2027 Infrastructure Plan: https://www.tresor.gouv.qc.ca/fileadmin/PDF/budget_depenses/17-18/infrastructuresPubliquesQuebec.pdf
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; Laurence Thôt, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister Responsible for Access to Information and the Reform of Democratic Institutions, Minister Responsible for Relations with English-Speaking Quebeckers, and MNA for Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Tel.: 418-780-4345; 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