Infrastructure Canada

Infrastructure Canada
Government of Quebec

Government of Quebec

June 30, 2009 12:49 ET

CORRECTION FROM SOURCE: A Canada-Quebec Investment to Benefit Saint-Georges

ST-GEORGES, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - June 30, 2009) -

A correction from source is being issued with respect to the release sent out today at 11:31 AM EDT. The corrected version follows.

The Member of Parliament for Beauce, the Honourable Maxime Bernier, and the Quebec Minister of Revenue and Member of the National Assembly (MNA) for Beauce-Sud, Mr. Robert Dutil, are pleased to announce that the Governments of Canada and Quebec will contribute up to $12 million - $6 million each - to the construction of a performing arts centre and a museum gallery in Saint-Georges. With the Municipality's contribution, a total of $18 million will be invested to complete this work.

"Through the federal government's contribution to this project, the Government of Canada will not only create jobs and stimulate the economy, it will also enrich the municipality with cultural infrastructure of great importance to the entire population of the Beauce region," said Member of Parliament Mr. Bernier. "Our investment is a tangible example of our government's commitment to the cultural and economic vitality of Beauce and I am very happy to have worked on this project since its inception."

"The economic and social development of a community, as well as the growth of its culture, can only be improved by quality of life and by the development of quality infrastructure. I would like, therefore, to warmly welcome the elected officials of Saint-Georges for their commitment to this major cultural project, which increases access to goods, activities and services related to culture and to communications," declared Minister Dutil."

The work will include the construction of a 700-seat performing arts centre and an adjacent museum gallery. Construction should get underway during constructions' seasons of 2009 and 2010.

The Government of Canada's contribution to the construction of the performing arts centre and museum gallery will be from the new $4-billion Infrastructure Stimulus Fund, part of Canada's Economic Action Plan, which was announced in the January 2009 Budget. The Government of Canada has committed to invest $936 million from the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund to projects in Quebec. The federal contribution to the project is conditional upon the signing of an agreement with the Quebec government under the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund.

The assistance from the Government of Quebec will come from the Ministry of Culture, Communications and Status of Women, and will support the performing arts centre. This assistance is through the Quebec infrastructure plan, le Plan quebecois des infrastructures, which provides almost $42 billion for the construction or rehabilitation of many Quebec infrastructure. The cultural component of this plan will provide $1.2 billion in investments between now and 2013.

Further information:

For further information on the Government of Canada's infrastructure investments, go to www.creatingjobs.gc.ca and www.infrastructures.gouv.qc.ca.

For further information on the Government of Canada's Economic Action Plan, go to www.actionplan.gc.ca.

For further information on Quebec's infrastructure plan, le Plan quebecois des infrastructures, visit www.infrastructures.gouv.qc.ca.

Egalement disponible en francais: www.infrastructure.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • Chris Day
    Press Attache
    Office of the Minister of Transport,
    Infrastructure and Communities
    613-991-0700
    or
    Valerie Rodrigue
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Culture,
    Communications and the Status of Women
    418-380-2363
    or
    Infrastructure Canada
    613-948-1148