Infrastructure Canada

Infrastructure Canada
Government of Quebec

Government of Quebec

November 24, 2010 16:57 ET

The Federal and Quebec Governments Invest in the Infrastructure of Eight Municipalities of the Monteregie Region

Transfer of part of the Gasoline Excise Tax revenue 2010-2014

QUÉBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Nov. 24, 2010) - The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Natural Resources of Canada, and Yvon Marcoux, Member of the National Assembly for Vaudreuil and Vice-chair of the Committee on Public Administration, on behalf of Laurent Lessard, Quebec's Minister of Municipal Affairs, Regions and Land Occupancy and Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, are pleased to announce that eight municipalities of the Montérégie region will receive $17,360,933, through the federal-provincial agreement on the transfer of a portion of federal gasoline excise tax revenues and the Quebec government's contribution. These funds will be used for public transit and to carry out major infrastructure projects.

The objective of the federal-provincial agreement on the transfer of a portion of federal gasoline excise tax revenues, signed by Quebec and the federal government in 2005, is to provide funding for the renewal of municipal and local infrastructure, focusing on sustainable development and particularly for drinking water, wastewater, local road networks, solid waste management, energy efficiency improvements of buildings and public transit.

"This investment shows our government's commitment to provide stable, long-term funding to Canadian and Quebec municipalities for infrastructure projects that will make a difference in the lives of local residents," declared Minister Paradis. "In 2008, our government responded to the call from municipalities by announcing the extension of the Gas Tax Fund and by doubling the transfer to $2 billion per year across the country. This support will help create quality jobs and improve the quality of life of Canadians."

"New monies are available to municipalities for the period 2010-2014, through the Gas Tax Fund and the Quebec government's contribution. The government funding totals 2.1 billion for the duration of the program. These new funding measures will help eight municipalities of eight municipalities of Vaudreuil to invest in their local infrastructure based on their needs and priorities. It is an excellent opportunity for the municipalities to gain access to a stable, reliable and predictable source of funding to carry out projects that are essential to the development of our communities and improving the quality of life of residents," explained MNA Yvon Marcoux.

Since 2005, Quebec has received $1.151 billion from the Gas Tax Fund, delivered by Infrastructure Canada, in addition to the Quebec government's contribution of $475.7 million. During the 2010–2014 period, Quebec can expect to receive total funding of $2.8 billion, including $2.1 billion for drinking water, wastewater, local road networks, solid waste management and energy efficiency improvements of buildings, as well as $700 million for public transit. The funds are delivered by the Société de financement des infrastructures locales du Québec (SOFIL).

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Funding to municipalities is as follows:

Municipalities Federal-Provincial contribution 2010-2014
Hudson $ 1,335,851
L'Île-Cadieux $ 364,722
L'Île-Perrot $ 2,437,012
Notre-Dame-de-l'Île-Perrot $ 2,477,319
Pincourt $ 2,842,497
Terrasse-Vaudreuil $ 708,932
Vaudreuil-Dorion $ 6,596,369
Vaudreuil-sur-le-Lac $ 598,232
  $ 17,360,933

Contact Information

  • Office of Canada's Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and
    Frederik Boisvert
    Director, Policy and Communications, Quebec Region
    Constituency office of the MNA for Vaudreuil
    Odette Lalonde
    Political Assistant
    Infrastructure Canada
    Toll-free 1-877-250-7154
    Quebec Department of Municipal Affairs,
    Regions and Land Occupancy
    Caroline Saint-Pierre
    Communications Directorate