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Government of Quebec

Government of Quebec

August 30, 2010 10:35 ET

The Federal and Quebec Governments Provide Support to 15 Municipalities of Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean for Infrastructure Projects

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

SAINT-HONORÉ, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - Aug. 30, 2010) - The Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister of State (Agriculture) and Member of Parliament for Jonquière-Alma, the Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, and the Member of the National Assembly for Dubuc and Minister for Natural Resources and Wildlife and Minister responsible for the region of Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, on behalf of Laurent Lessard, Quebec's Minister of Municipal Affairs, Regions and Land Occupancy, are pleased to announce that 15 municipalities of the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region will receive $50,461,309, 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 Blackburn. "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 the 15 municipalities of Dubuc and Lac-St-Jean 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 Minister Simard.

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).

Disponible aussi en français au www.infrastructure.gc.ca/

Lac Saint-Jean Federal- Provincial
contribution 2010-2014
Alma $7,273,142
Larouche $568,144
Sub-total $7,841,286
Dubuc  
Bégin $504,563
Ferland-et-Boilleau $453,093
L'Anse-Saint-Jean $542,788
Saint-Charles-de-Bourget $462,743
Petit-Saguenay $484,883
Rivière-Éternité $444,010
Saguenay $34,950,376
Saint-Ambroise $1,009,618
Saint-David-de-Falardeau $833,634
Sainte-Rose-du-Nord $424,897
Saint-Félix-d'Otis $527,460
Saint-Fulgence $723,881
Saint-Honoré $1,258,077
Sub-total $42,620,023
Total $50,461,309

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Transport
    and Infrastructure Canada
    Jacques Fauteux
    613-991-0700
    or
    Infrastructure Canada
    613-948-1148
    or
    Constituency Office of the Member for Dubuc,
    Minister for Natural Ressources and Wildlife
    and Minister responsible for the region of
    Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean
    Danny Desbiens - Communications Advisor
    418-544-8106
    or
    Quebec Department of Municipal Affairs,
    Regions and Land Occupancy
    Caroline Saint-Pierre
    Communications Directorate
    418-691-2015