Canada Economic Development

Canada Economic Development

May 30, 2013 11:00 ET

Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund-Government of Canada Funds Three Community Infrastructure Modernization Projects in Chaudiere-Appalaches

QUÉBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - May 30, 2013) - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, today announced that two municipalities and one organization in the Chaudière-Appalaches region have been granted financial assistance for community infrastructure improvements.

"By funding these three projects, the Government of Canada is fulfilling its commitment to help improve the quality of life in our communities," said Minister Lebel.

The three recipients of this financial assistance from the Government of Canada are the Parish Municipality of Sainte-Apolline-de-Patton, the Municipality of Saint-Just-de-Bretenières and Centre Sportif Le Jasmin.

"Our government remains focused on four priorities, as outlined by the Prime Minister, that Canadians care most about: their families, the safety of our streets and communities, their pride in being a citizen of this country, and of course, their personal financial security," Minister Lebel concluded.


This assistance, granted in the form of three non-repayable contributions totalling $104,235, has been awarded through the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF).

The CIIF has a nationwide budget of $150 million over two years, including $31.2 million to be invested in Quebec where the Agency is responsible for its administration. The Fund aims to support the rehabilitation and improvement, including expansion, of existing community infrastructure.

For further details on these three projects, see the related backgrounder.

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Financial assistance granted under the
Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund
Promoter Description - Investment - Contribution
Parish Municipality of Sainte-Apolline-de-Patton Non-repayable contribution of $30,805 /
total investment of $69,780

The project to refurbish the community centre in the Parish Municipality of Sainte-Apolline-de-Patton involves replacing the building's windows, heating system and exterior siding and installing a new entrance door that will also serve as an emergency exit.
Municipality of Saint-Just-de-Bretenières Non-repayable contribution of $31,680 /
total investment of $72,850

The project to renovate the community centre in the Municipality of Saint-Just-de-Bretenières consists of reinforcing the roof frame and replacing the roof covering. This work is essential to the building's viability.
Centre Sportif Le Jasmin Non-repayable contribution of $41,750 /
total investment of $83,500

The Centre Sportif Le Jasmin improvement project involves installing an air conditioning and heating system (three heat pumps, a central control system and an automatic control system for the exhaust hood). These upgrades are intended to adapt the building to user needs.


Total number of projects: 3
Total contribution from Canada Economic Development: $104,235
Total investment generated by these projects: $226,130

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