Infrastructure Canada

Infrastructure Canada
Government of Quebec

Government of Quebec

June 08, 2009 13:23 ET

Canada-Quebec Partnership to Benefit Laval

An investment of up to $187 million will help job creation, stimulate the economy and contribute to a healthier, more sustainable environment

LAVAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - June 8, 2009) - The Minister of Public Works and Government Services, the Honourable Christian Paradis, and the Minister of Education, Recreation and Sport, Michelle Courchesne, today were pleased to announce the cooperation between the governments of Canada and Quebec to upgrade three water treatment plants in Laval.

"This federal-provincial-municipal partnership in Laval is another example of our government working to improve the quality of water infrastructure for Quebec residents," said Minister Paradis. "Our investment will help create jobs, support the local economy and contribute to a healthier and sustainable environment."

"This rehabilitative project will improve the quality of drinking water distributed to the greater Laval area. These investments will also enable improvements to municipal infrastructure, as outlined in Quebec's infrastructure plan, le Plan quebecois des infrastructures. In addition, this money will serve to create jobs and stimulate the economy," emphasized Minister Courchesne.

This government assistance will be used specifically to improve water treatment plants in Pont-Viau, Sainte-Rose and Chomedey, to ensure the reliable and safe provision and treatment of water, so that they will always produce drinking water that meets the safety code regulating the quality of drinking water (Reglement sur la qualite de l'eau potable).

The Governments of Canada and Quebec will contribute up to $46.82 million each, for a total of up to $93.64 million. In addition, the City of Laval will fund $93.64 million to complete the third-party financing allocated to this project.

These investments meet the commitments made by the governments of Canada and Quebec to contribute to a healthier and more sustainable environment, to stimulate the economy, to maintain stability, and to protect jobs, despite the economic slowdown.

This federal investment is in addition to the Government of Canada's Economic Action Plan, which will accelerate and expand the existing federal investment of $33 billion in infrastructure with almost $12 billion in new infrastructure stimulus funding over two years, including in Quebec.

For more information on infrastructure investments, please visit www.creatingjobs.gc.ca.

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

For more information about Quebec's infrastructure plan, le Plan quebecois des infrastructures, please visit http://infrastructures.gouv.qc.ca/nouvelles/index

Aussi disponible en francais: www.creerdesemplois.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