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January 30, 2014 13:38 ET

Canada-Quebec Partnerhip Supports A Green Infrastructure Project in Quebec City

QUÉBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Jan. 30, 2014) - Infrastructure Canada

An environmentally-friendly process of treating organic waste is one step closer to becoming a reality thanks to a partnership between the governments of Canada and Québec. Today, Minister Lebel confirmed the Government of Canada's support for the construction of the Centre de biométhanisation de l'agglomération de Québec.

This new facility will treat municipal wastewater sludge in addition to organic food waste from residential, industrial, commercial and institutional sectors, and produce biogas that will be used as an energy source; notably for heating purposes.

Site preparation is scheduled to begin in August 2015, with construction expected to be completed by May 2017.

Quick Facts

  • The Government of Canada will invest up to $16.6 million to this project. This maximum federal contribution is conditional on the project meeting all of the requirements under the Green Infrastructure Fund and the signing of a contribution agreement.
  • The Government of Quebec will be contributing $43.6 million to this project.
  • Québec City will contribute the balance of the project's estimated total cost of $124.5 million.

Quote

"Our Government recognizes the importance of supporting green infrastructure projects that benefit both the economy and the environment, while promoting cleaner, greener living. We are proud to invest in this biomethanation project in Québec City, as we focus on creating jobs, promoting growth, and building strong, prosperous communities here in Quebec."

The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs, and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

Associated Links

A Canada-Quebec Investment for a Green Infrastructure Project in Québec City:
www.infrastructure.gc.ca/media/news-nouvelles/2010/20100128quebec-eng.html

Learn more about the Green Infrastructure Fund at www.infrastructure.gc.ca/prog/gif-fiv-eng.html.

Learn more about federal investments in infrastructure in your region by visiting www.infrastructure.gc.ca/regions/regions-eng.html.

Consult Canada's Economic Action Plan at www.actionplan.gc.ca for more information on the Government of Canada's focus on jobs and the economy.

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STATEMENT BY
THE HONOURABLE DENIS LEBEL, MINISTER OF INFRASTRUCTURE, COMMUNITIES AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS, AND MINISTER OF THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGENCY FOR THE REGIONS OF QUÉBEC
ON THE OCCASION OF THE
QUÉBEC CITY BIOMETHANATION PROJECT ANNOUNCEMENT
GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE FUND
TO BE READ BY
XX
THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2014
1:30 p.m.
QUÉBEC CITY, QUEBEC
TO BE READ BY
XX
ON BEHALF OF
THE HONOURABLE DENIS LEBEL, MINISTER OF INFRASTRUCTURE, COMMUNITIES AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS, AND MINISTER OF THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGENCY FOR THE REGIONS OF QUÉBEC

To Minister Blanchet, Minister Maltais, Mayor Labeaume, and honoured guests:

Please accept my best wishes as you confirm investments to this green infrastructure project which will have outstanding positive implications for the Quebec environment and which will greatly improve Québec City residents' quality of life.

Our Government recognizes the importance of supporting green infrastructure projects that benefit both the economy and the environment. We are proud to invest in this biomethanation project in Québec City, as we focus on creating jobs, promoting growth, and building strong, prosperous communities here in Quebec.

We are pleased to confirm our $16.6-million commitment from the Green Infrastructure Fund to the construction of the Centre de biométhanisation de l'agglomération de Québec. This facility will treat municipal wastewater sludge in addition to organic waste from residential, industrial, commercial and institutional sectors, and produce biogas that will be used as an energy source; notably for heating purposes.

This project is just one of many examples of how our Government has made infrastructure a priority, right here in Québec City, and it's why our Government is proud to be supporting several biomethanation projects across the province of Quebec.

We remain focused on creating the right conditions for economic growth and long-term prosperity. Investing in infrastructure is one of the many ways we will continue to create jobs and support our community and our country.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Province of Quebec and Québec City for their valuable contribution to this key environmental project.

When we work together we can ensure that Quebec communities remain among the best places in the world to live, work, and raise a family.

Thank you,

The Honourable Denis Lebel,
Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs, and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

Contact Information

  • Michele-Jamali Paquette, Director of Communications
    Office of the Minister of Infrastructure,
    Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs,
    and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada
    for the Regions of Quebec
    613-943-1838

    Infrastructure Canada
    613-960-9251
    Toll free: 1-877-250-7154
    media@infc.gc.ca