Infrastructure Canada

Infrastructure Canada
Government of Quebec

Government of Quebec

June 15, 2009 11:00 ET

The Governments of Canada and Quebec Provide the Municipality of Grenville-sur-la-Rouge With a First Payment of $322,607 From the Transfer of a Portion of the Federal Gas Tax Revenues...

...and the Government of Quebec's Contribution

LACHUTE, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - June 15, 2009) - The Minister of Public Works and Governmental Services, Christian Paradis, on behalf of Canada's Transport and Infrastructure Minister, John Baird, along with the Minister of Works, Minister responsible for the Laurentides region and MAN for Argenteuil, David Whissell, on behalf of the Deputy Premier and Minister of Municipal Affairs, Regions and Land Occupancy, Ms. Nathalie Normandeau, are pleased to announce that the Municipality of Grenville-sur-la-Rouge will receive $322,607 under the federal-provincial agreement on the transfer of a portion of federal gasoline tax revenues and the Government of Quebec's contribution. This is the first payment to Roberval, which will receive a total of $537,675 by the end of 2009 for important infrastructure projects.

The Municipality of Grenville-sur-la-Rouge will use the funds to carry out many priority projects such as the replacement of outdated equipment at the Calumet drinking water pumping station, the rebuilding and paving of 2nd concession, and Kilmar and Baillargeon roads, the installation of guide rails on Scott road, and drainage and resurfacing works on Scotch and Rawcliffe roads. A preliminary study will be undertaken for wastewater treatment in the Pointe-au-Chene area, as well as a ground water catchment study. A response plan on the status of the aqueduct and sewer pipes will sum up these works.

"Canada's economic growth is our Government's main focus," said Minister Paradis. "In Canada's Economic Action Plan, we announced funding of close to $12 billion over two years to boost infrastructure investments. This funding is additional to the money already flowing through the Gas Tax Fund, which is now a $2 billion annual commitment to Canada's municipalities. Through our infrastructure commitments, the Government of Canada supports a stronger economy, creates jobs and allows communities in Quebec and in Canada to be more prosperous."

"The funding announced today is a reflection of our commitment to improve the quality of life of citizens. This means that the Municipality of Grenville-sur-la-Rougewill now be able to rely on stable funding, which will facilitate the planning of the work that needs to be done. These investments are part of the Plan quebecois des infrastructures that foresees an investment of $41.8 billion for the 2008-2013 period, of which $3.6 billion will be used to maintain and improve municipal infrastructure. Repairing and modernizing public infrastructure is a priority for the Government of Quebec," added Minister Whissell.

The goal of the Agreement on the transfer of federal Gas Tax revenues made between Canada and Quebec in 2005 is to provide funding for the renewal of municipal and local infrastructure, and specifically for municipal drinking water, wastewater, local roads and public transit infrastructure, within a context of sustainable development. From 2005 to 2010, Quebec will receive $1.151 billion from the Gas Tax Fund, in addition to the Government of Quebec's contribution of $475.7 million. The funds will be administered by the Societe de financement des infrastructures locales du Quebec (SOFIL).

Moreover, Canada's Economic Action Plan includes the acceleration and expansion of recent historic federal investments in infrastructure with almost $12 billion in new infrastructure stimulus funding over two years.

For more information about Canada's Economic Action Plan, visit www.actionplan.gc.ca.

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

Contact Information

  • Infrastructure Canada
    613-948-1148
    or
    Office of Canada's Transport and Infrastructure Minister
    Chris Day
    Press Secretary
    613-991-0700
    or
    Office of the Deputy Premier and
    Minister of Municipal Affairs,
    Regions and Land Occupancy
    Christian Tanguay
    Press Secretary
    418-691-2050