Infrastructure Canada

Infrastructure Canada
Government of Quebec

Government of Quebec

February 20, 2008 12:48 ET

The Governments of Canada and Quebec Provide the Municipality of Sheenboro With a First Payment of $90,626 From the Transfer of a Portion of the Federal Gasoline Excise Tax Revenues...

...and the Government of Quebec's Contribution

SHEENBORO, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Feb. 20, 2008) - The Member of Parliament for Pontiac and Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Lawrence Cannon, and the MNA for Pontiac, and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Charlotte L'Ecuyer, on behalf of the Deputy Premier and Minister of Municipal Affairs and Regions, Nathalie Normandeau, are pleased to announce that the Municipality of Sheenboro will receive $90,626 under the federal-provincial agreement on the transfer of a portion of federal gasoline excise tax revenues and the Government of Quebec's contribution. This is the first payment to the Municipality of Sheenboro which will receive a total of $226,564 by the end of 2009 for important infrastructure projects.

"Thanks to its $33-billion Building Canada infrastructure plan, the Government of Canada is contributing to the improvement of public infrastructure everywhere in the country. More than half of these funds, some $17.6 billion, are provided as base funding to meet the needs of municipalities," said Minister Cannon. "The funding announced today to the Municipality of Sheenboro, under the Gas Tax Fund agreement, which is part of our Building Canada plan, is a concrete example of the Government of Canada's commitment to support a stronger economy, a cleaner environment and more prosperous communities in Quebec."

"The funding announced today is a reflection of our commitment to improve the quality of life of residents. With this agreement, the Municipality of Sheenboro will now be able to rely on stable funding, which will facilitate the planning of the work that needs to be done. The Plan quebecois des infrastructures foresees an investment of $30 billion within the next five years, of which $3.15 billion will be used to maintain municipal infrastructure and ensure it meets standards. As indicated in the plan, the repair and modernization of public infrastructure is a priority for the Government of Quebec," added the MNA L'Ecuyer.

The goal of the 2005 Canada-Quebec Agreement is to provide funding for the renewal of municipal and local infrastructure, and specifically for municipal drinking water, wastewater, local road system and public transit infrastructure, within a context of sustainable development. The Government of Canada will provide the Government of Quebec a total of $1.34 billion over five years, to which Quebec will add $475.7 million, for a grand total of $1.8 billion. Including contributions from municipalities, $2.3 billion will go toward renewing municipal infrastructures. The funds will be administered by the Societe de financement des infrastructures locales du Quebec (SOFIL).

Egalement offert en francais : www.infrastructure.gc.ca/

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure
    and Communities
    Karine White
    Press Secretary
    613-991-0700
    or
    Infrastructure Canada
    613-948-1148
    or
    Office of the Deputy Premier and Minister
    of Municipal Affairs and Regions
    Jonathan Trudeau
    Press Secretary
    418-691-2050