Infrastructure Canada

Infrastructure Canada
Government of Quebec

Government of Quebec

November 12, 2010 14:17 ET

The Federal and Quebec Governments Provide Support to 15 Municipalities of the Monteregie Region for Infrastructure Projects

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

QUÉBEC CITY, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - Nov. 12, 2010) - The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Natural Resources of Canada, and Lucie Charlebois, Member of the National Assembly for Soulanges and Deputy Government Whip, 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 14 municipalities of the Montérégie Region will receive $16,521,075, 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.

"Our government is proud of its commitment to provide stable, long-term funding to each municipality to provide support 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 15 municipalities of Soulanges 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 Lucie Charlebois.

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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Municipality Federal-Provincial contribution 2010-2014
Coteau-du-Lac $1,591,769
Les Cèdres $1,446,172
Les Coteaux $1,079,065
Pointe-des-Cascades $551,492
Pointe-Fortune $433,034
Rigaud $1,703,278
Rivière-Beaudette $678,087
Saint-Clet $665,787
Sainte-Justine-de-Newton $517,242
Sainte-Marthe $543,355
Saint-Lazare $4,298,380
Saint-Polycarpe $658,596
Saint-Télesphore $482,991
Saint-Zotique $1,391,295
Très-Saint-Rédempteur $480,531
  $16,521,075

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Transport,
    Infrastructure and Communities
    Jacques Fauteux
    Director, Policy and Communications
    613-991-0700
    or
    Infrastructure Canada
    613-948-1148
    Toll-free 1-877-250-7154
    or
    Constituency Office of the MNA for Soulanges
    Carole St-Yves
    Press Secretary
    450-456-3816
    or
    Quebec Department of Municipal Affairs,
    Regions and Land Occupancy
    Caroline Saint-Pierre
    Communications Directorate
    418-691-2015