Infrastructure Canada

Infrastructure Canada
Government of Quebec

Government of Quebec

November 22, 2010 15:13 ET

The Federal and Quebec Governments Provide Support to 25 Municipalities of the Lanaudiere Region for Infrastructure Projects

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

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Nov. 22, 2010) - The Minister of Natural Resources of Canada, the Honourable Christian Paradis, and the Chair of the Conseil du trésor, Minister responsible for Government Administration, Minister of Government Services and Minister responsible for Lanaudière, Michelle Courchesne, on behalf of Laurent Lessard, Quebec's Minister of Municipal Affairs, Regions and Land Occupancy, and Minister of Municipal Affairs, Regions and Land Occupancy, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food are pleased to announce that 25 municipalities of the Lanaudière region will receive $21,834,882, 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, 25 municipalities of Berthier will be able to achieve infrastructure work and public transit projects that will benefit our citizens. Thanks to close to $22 million in funding, these municipalities of Lanaudière 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).

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

Municipality 2010-2014  Federal-Provincial Contributions
Berthierville                 $1,092,122
La Visitation-de-l'Île-Dupas                    $454,796
Lanoraie                 $1,139,998
Lavaltrie                 $3,020,379
Mandeville                    $769,107
Saint-Alphonse-Rodriguez                    $943,009
Saint-Barthélemy                    $725,773
Saint-Cléophas-de-Brandon                    $389,890
Saint-Côme                    $752,076
Saint-Cuthbert                    $712,527
Saint-Damien                    $750,941
Saint-Didace                    $472,773
Sainte-Béatrix                    $681,304
Sainte-Élisabeth                    $614,884
Sainte-Émélie-de-l'Énergie                    $655,379
Sainte-Geneviève-de-Berthier                    $775,541
Sainte-Mélanie                    $873,562
Saint-Félix-de-Valois                 $1,438,981
Saint-Gabriel                    $869,588
Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon                    $867,696
Saint-Ignace-de-Loyola                    $711,013
Saint-Jean-de-Matha                 $1,143,214
Saint-Michel-des-Saints                    $844 231
Saint-Norbert                    $539 760
Saint-Zénon                    $596 340
                $21,834,882

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 Lanaudiere
    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