Infrastructure Canada

Infrastructure Canada
Government of Quebec

Government of Quebec

August 27, 2010 10:30 ET

The Federal and Quebec Governments Provide Support for Infrastructure Projects in the Municipalities of Centre-du-Quebec and Chaudiere-Appalaches

Transfer of part of the Gasoline Excise Tax revenue 2010-2014

SAINTE-CROIX, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Aug. 27, 2010) - The Member of Parliament for Lotbiniere—Chutes-de-la-Chaudière, Jacques Gourde, and the Minister of Municipal Affairs, Regions and Land Occupancy and Minister responsible of the Centre-du-Québec region, Laurent Lessard, are pleased to announce that 37 municipalities of the Centre-du-Québec and Chaudière-Appalaches regions will receive $20,823,789 through the federal-provincial agreement on the transfer of a portion of federal gasoline excise tax revenues and the Quebec government's contribution. These funds will be used for public transit and to carry out major infrastructure projects.

The objective of the federal-provincial agreement on the transfer of a portion of federal gasoline excise tax revenues signed by Quebec and the federal government in 2005 is to provide funding for the renewal of municipal and local infrastructure, focusing on sustainable development particularly for drinking water, wastewater, local road networks, solid waste management and energy efficiency improvements of buildings.

"Our government is proud of its commitment to provide stable, long-term funding to each municipality to support infrastructure projects that will make a difference in the lives of local residents," declared MP Gourde on behalf of Canada's Minister of Transport and Infrastructure. "In 2008, our government responded to the call from municipalities by announcing the extension of the Gas Tax Fund and by doubling the transfer to $2 billion per year across the country. This support will help create jobs and improve the quality of life of Canadians."

"New monies are available to municipalities for the period 2010-2014, through the Gas Tax Fund and the Quebec government's contribution. The government funding totals 2.1 billion for the duration of the program. These new funding measures will help these 37 municipalities to invest in their local infrastructure based on their needs and priorities. It is an excellent opportunity for the municipalities to gain access to a stable, reliable and predictable source of funding to carry out projects that are essential to the development of our communities and improving the quality of life of residents," explained Minister Lessard.

Since 2005, Quebec has received $1.151 billion from the Gas Tax Fund, delivered by Infrastructure Canada, in addition to the Quebec government's contribution of $475.7 million. During the 2010–2014 period, Quebec can expect to receive total funding of $2.8 billion, including $2.1 billion for drinking water, wastewater, local road networks, solid waste management and energy efficiency improvements of buildings, as well as $700 million for public transit. The funds are delivered by the Société de financement des infrastructures locales du Québec (SOFIL).

Municipality Federal-Provincial Contributions 2010-2014
Deschaillons-sur-Saint-Laurent $ 525,946
Dosquet $ 509,862
Fortierville $ 472,773
Inverness $ 491,696
Laurier-Station $ 800,708
Laurierville $ 609,018
Leclercville $ 434,548
Lemieux $ 402,947
Lotbinière $ 510,240
Lyster $ 644,593
Manseau $ 515,539
Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes $ 476,746
Notre-Dame-du-Sacré-Coeur-d'Issoudun $ 490,371
Parisville $ 432,845
Saint-Agapit $ 907,245
Saint-Antoine-de-Tilly $ 614,884
Saint-Apollinaire $ 1,206,228
Sainte-Agathe-de-Lotbinière $ 571,172
Sainte-Cécile-de-Lévrard $ 416,950
Sainte-Croix $ 798,627
Saint-Édouard-de-Lotbinière $ 576,092
Sainte-Françoise $ 426,411
Sainte-Marie-de-Blandford $ 433,980
Sainte-Sophie-de-Lévrard $ 486,397
Sainte-Sophie-d'Halifax $ 453,282
Saint-Ferdinand $ 746,778
Saint-Flavien $ 639,863
Saint-Gilles $ 682,629
Saint-Janvier-de-Joly $ 506,455
Saint-Louis-de-Blandford $ 528,028
Saint-Narcisse-de-Beaurivage $ 526,135
Saint-Patrice-de-Beaurivage $ 537,678
Saint-Pierre-Baptiste $ 417,707
Saint-Pierre-les-Becquets $ 560,008
Saint-Sylvestre $ 525,378
Val-Alain $ 514,214
Villeroy $ 429,817
  $ 20,823,789

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Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure
    Canada
    Jacques Fauteux
    613-991-0700
    or
    Office of Quebec's Minister of Municipal Affairs,
    Regions and Land Occupancy
    Sylvain Bourassa
    Press Secretary
    418-691-2050
    or
    Quebec Department of Municipal Affairs,
    Regions and Land Occupancy
    Caroline Saint-Pierre
    Communications Directorate
    418-691-2015
    or
    Infrastructure Canada
    613-948-1148