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Infrastructure Canada

February 27, 2014 13:33 ET

Government of Canada Commits Funding to Quebec City's Indoor Ice Oval

QUÉBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Feb. 27, 2014) - Infrastructure Canada

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 funding of up to $32.5 million for the construction of an indoor ice oval in Québec City.

This project would see the construction of an indoor covered ice oval in Québec City, which will provide a state-of-the-art training facility for local athletes, while allowing the City to host major national and international amateur competitions.

Quick Facts

  • The Government of Canada will contribute one third of the eligible costs up to a maximum of $32.5 million of the total project costs of $97.5 million. This federal funding is conditional on: the receipt of a proposal from the Province of Quebec that will confirm this project as a funding priority for the Province; the project meeting all of the requirements under the 2007 Building Canada Fund; meeting legal obligations in respect of environmental assessment and Aboriginal consultation; and the signing of a contribution agreement.

  • The Government of Québec announced in its 2014 budget on February 20th that it will contribute $32.5 million to the project, with the remaining balance being provided by Québec City.

  • The federal contribution is being provided from the existing allocations to the Government of Quebec under the Building Canada Fund through the Major Infrastructure Component and the Large Urban Centres Component, which supports projects that promote, community recreation, and cultural and tourism development.

Quote

"Our Government is pleased to promote strong and prosperous communities across Québec and Canada. Under the existing 2007 Building Canada Fund, our Government has supported sport and recreational infrastructure in every province. This new state-of-the-art indoor ice oval project in Quebec City which will help train high caliber athletes is no different."

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

Additional Links

Learn more about the New Building Canada Plan by visiting www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/plan-eng.html

Learn more about the 2007 Building Canada Fund at: www.infrastructure.gc.ca/prog/bcf-fcc-eng.html

Learn more about federal investments in infrastructure in your region by visiting www.infrastructure.gc.ca/regions/regions-eng.html.

Consult Canada's Economic Action Plan at www.actionplan.gc.ca for more information on the Government of Canada's focus on jobs and the economy.

Contact Information

  • Michele-Jamali Paquette, Director of Communications
    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

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