Infrastructure Canada

Infrastructure Canada
Government of Quebec

Government of Quebec

November 22, 2010 15:18 ET

The Federal and Quebec Governments Provide Support to 18 Municipalities of the Laurentides Region for Their Infrastructure Projects

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

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Nov. 22, 2010) - The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Natural Resources of Canada, and Michelle Courchesne, Chair of the Conseil du trésor, Minister responsible for Government Administration, Minister of Government Services and Minister responsible for the Laurentides region, ,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 18 municipalities of the Laurentides region will receive $19,437,887, 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."

"With this agreement, 18 municipalities of Bertrand will be able to achieve infrastructure work and public transit projects that will benefit our citizens. Thanks to close to $20 million in funding, these municipalities of Laurentides will be able to plan their local infrastructure investments 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 vital to the development of our communities and improving the quality of life of residents," explained Minister Courchesne.

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:

Municipality  2010-2014 Federal-Provincial Contributions
Chertsey $1,277,000
Entrelacs $516,485
Estérel $385,916
Ivry-sur-le-Lac $412,030
Lantier $491,696
Notre-Dame-de-la-Merci $538,246
Piedmont $799,573
Saint-Donat $1,165,922
Sainte-Adèle $2,650,374
Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts $2,338,054
Sainte-Anne-des-Lacs $932,223
Sainte-Lucie-des-Laurentides $568,334
Sainte-Marguerite-du-Lac-Masson $818,685
Saint-Hippolyte $1,794,029
Saint-Sauveur $2,246,338
Val-David $1,148,891
Val-des-Lacs $483,748
Val-Morin $870,345
  $19,437,887

Contact Information

  • Office of Canada's Minister of Transport,
    Infrastructure and Communities
    613-991-0700
    or
    Infrastructure Canada
    613-948-1148
    Toll-free 1-877-250-7154
    or
    Office of the Minister responsible for Government
    Administration, Minister of Government Services and
    Minister responsible for Laurentides
    Isabelle Mercille
    Press Secretary
    418-643-5926
    or
    Quebec Department of Municipal Affairs,
    Regions and Land Occupancy
    Caroline Saint-Pierre
    Communications Directorate
    418-691-2015