Infrastructure Canada

Infrastructure Canada

October 28, 2011 18:12 ET

Canada's Economic Action Plan Delivers Results: The Honourable Steven Blaney Celebrates the Completion of Infrastructure Stimulus Fund Projects in Quebec

LÉVIS, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Oct. 28, 2011) - The Government of Canada is proud to recognize the successful conclusion of infrastructure projects across Quebec under the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund (ISF), a key part of Canada's Economic Action Plan.

"Our government delivered timely and targeted funding that created jobs and boosted our regional economy here in Quebec," said the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs. "Through Canada's Economic Action Plan, the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund supported more 900 Infrastructure Stimulus Fund projects across the Province of Quebec that will strengthen communities for years to come."

Through Canada's Economic Action Plan, the Government of Canada has worked in partnership with provinces, territories and municipalities and other partners to deliver timely and targeted investment to create jobs and boost the economy.

Canada's Economic Action Plan committed close to $16 billion to modernize a broad range of infrastructure including our roads, bridges, public transit, parks and water treatment facilities, and to support home ownership, help stimulate the housing sector and improve housing across Canada.

Through the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund alone, close to $904 million was committed to 934 projects in communities across the Province of Quebec. In every corner of the province, jobs were created when the economy needed them most. Projects ranged from roads and highways to the construction of the new Mégantic Sports Centre, to the restoration of a railway station in Tring-Junction as a new municipal library, to the renovation and expansion of the Musée de la Mer in the Magdalen Islands, to numerous projects that enabled municipalities to restore or replace their water mains, sewers and storm sewers. Although the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund is now completed, the economic benefits of these ISF projects will last for years to come. A complete list of funded projects is available at infrastructure.gc.ca.

"Our government is pleased to have worked in partnership with the Province of Quebec. It gives me great pride to be a part of all that has been achieved over the last couple of years in the province through our programs," added Minister Blaney.

To learn more about Canada's Economic Action Plan, visit actionplan.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • Pierre Florea
    Press Secretary
    Office of Canada's Minister of Transport,
    Infrastructure and Communities
    613-991-0700

    Infrastructure Canada
    613-948-1148 or
    Toll free 1-877-250-7154