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Government of New Brunswick

Government of New Brunswick

July 16, 2015 10:30 ET

Government of Canada Supports Important Wastewater Infrastructure Upgrades in Neguac Through the Small Communities Fund

Project made possible by the New Building Canada Plan

NEGUAC, NEW BRUNSWICK--(Marketwired - July 16, 2015) - Infrastructure Canada

Tilly O'Neill Gordon, Member of Parliament for Miramichi, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, today announced $1,990,015 in federal funding for wastewater infrastructure upgrades in Neguac. MP O'Neill Gordon was joined by Lisa Harris, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Miramichi Bay-Neguac, on behalf of the Honourable Brian Kenny, New Brunswick Minister of the Environment and Local Government, and Georges R. Savoie, Mayor of the Village of Neguac.

The project involves installing a wastewater collection system along Alexandre, Amand, Eddy, Emery, Fairisle, L. Allain, Lebel, LeGresley, Lionel, Martin, Michel, Principale North, Principale South, Robichaud and St-Coeur streets. With only approximately half of the households in the village currently connected to the municipal system, this project will greatly improve waste water services for residents.

The project announced today is among 39 projects recently approved for more than $85 million in joint funding under the Small Communities Fund in New Brunswick. These projects represent important investments in the drinking water, disaster mitigation and wastewater infrastructure that maintain safe, healthy communities. Once complete, the work will significantly improve key municipal services for residents and help boost regional development for years to come.

The $1-billion Small Communities Fund provides funding for priority public infrastructure projects that deliver on local needs across the country. Canada and New Brunswick will each provide $39,363,723 to support projects in New Brunswick communities with fewer than 100,000 residents over the course of the funding program. This will help address local infrastructure priorities and boost economies in small communities throughout the province well into the future.

Quick Facts:

  • For the Neguac project, the Government of Canada will contribute up to one third of the total eligible project costs of $5,970,047, to a maximum of $1,990,015, under the New Building Canada Fund's Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component-Small Communities Fund.
  • The Government of New Brunswick will also contribute one third of the project costs up to $1,990,015.
  • The Village of Neguac will be responsible for the remaining project costs.
  • For the 39 projects altogether, the Government of Canada is providing up to one third of the total eligible costs to a maximum federal contribution of $28,420,281.
  • The Province of New Brunswick will also contribute up to $28,420,281 for these projects.
  • New Brunswick communities will be responsible for the remaining costs of the 39 projects.

Quotes:

"Our Government, under the leadership of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, understands that by building stronger communities and modernizing and developing our infrastructure, we are creating jobs and opportunities and building a better Canada for future generations. The Small Communities Fund of the New Building Canada Fund supports economic growth from coast to coast to coast while ensuring that Canadian communities remain among the best in the world to live."

Tilly O'Neill Gordon, Member of Parliament for Miramichi, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

"This project will bring wastewater collection to 15 additional streets in the village, greatly improving services for residents. The municipality and the province are working in partnership with the federal government to support the sustainability of this community and jobs."

Lisa Harris, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Miramichi Bay-Neguac, on behalf of the Honourable Brian Kenny, New Brunswick Minister of Environment and Local Government

"The Village of Neguac is pleased to be working with our government partners to improve wastewater infrastructure in our community. This project will go a long way towards improving services to residents and protecting the environment."

Georges R. Savoie, Mayor of the Village of Neguac

Associated Links:

To learn more about the Small Communities Fund, please visit http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/sc-cp-eng.html.

For additional information on the New Building Canada Plan, visit http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/nbcp-npcc-eng.html.

To learn more about the Government of Canada's focus on jobs and the economy consult Canada's Economic Action Plan at http://www.budget.gc.ca/2015/home-accueil-eng.html.

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Contact Information

  • Vincent Rabault, Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Infrastructure,
    Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs,
    and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada
    for the Regions of Quebec
    613-943-1838

    Jennifer Graham
    Director of Communications
    Department of Environment and Local Government
    506-444-2179
    Jennifer.Graham@gnb.ca
    www.gnb.ca

    Infrastructure Canada
    613-960-9251
    Toll free: 1-877-250-7154
    media@infc.gc.ca