Infrastructure Canada

Infrastructure Canada
Government of Quebec

Government of Quebec

August 11, 2008 14:30 ET

The Governments of Canada and Quebec Provide the Parish of L'Ascension-de-Notre-Seigneur and the Village of Hebertville-Station With Their First Payment...

...from the Transfer of a Portion of the Federal Gas Tax Revenues and the Government of Quebec's Contribution

HEBERTVILLE-STATION, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Aug. 11, 2008) - The Member of Parliament for Roberval - Lac Saint-Jean, Denis Lebel, on behalf of the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Lawrence Cannon, and the Minister of Health and Social Services and Minister responsible for the Saguenay - Lac-Saint-Jean Region, Yves Bolduc, on behalf of the Deputy Premier and Minister of Municipal Affairs and Regions, Nathalie Normandeau, are pleased to announce that the Parish of L'Ascension-de-Notre-Seigneur and the Village of Hebertville-Station will share $325 621 under the federal-provincial agreement on the transfer of a portion of federal gasoline tax revenues and the Government of Quebec's contribution. This is the first payment to these two municipalities which will receive a total of $814 057 by the end of 2009 for important infrastructure projects.

Allocation of the funds will be as follows:



Municipalities First Payment Total Contributions
L'Ascension-de-Notre-Seigneur $178,635 $446,589
Hebertville-Station $146,986 $367,468
Total $325,621 $814,057


The Parish of L'Ascension-de-Notre-Seigneur will use the funds to prepare an intervention plan for the replacement of its water and sewer pipes as well as to do some repair work on the aqueduct and the sanitary sewer pipes under 4e Rue Sud and 2e Avenue Ouest, for a distance of about 450 metres.

The Village of Hebertville-Station will use the funds to conduct underground water research, to prepare an intervention plan for the replacement of water and sewer pipes as well as to install about 135 metres of aqueduct under Chanoine-Gagnon and Tremblay streets and about 422 metres of sanitary sewer pipes under Saint-Wilbrod and Simard streets.

"The funding announced today to the Parish of L'Ascension-de-Notre-Seigneur and to the Village of Hebertville-Station, under the Gas Tax Fund agreement, 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," said MP Lebel. "As part of the Government of Canada's $33 billion Building Canada Plan, the Gas Tax Fund will provide $11.8 billion nationally from 2007 until 2014. Budget 2008 announced that the Gas Tax Fund will be permanent beyond 2013-14 at $2 billion per year. This ensures municipalities continue to have access to a reliable source of funds as they get on with building the infrastructure they need."

"The funding announced today is a reflection of our commitment to improve the quality of life of residents. This means the Parish of L'Ascension-de-Notre-Seigneur and the Village of Hebertville-Station will now be able to rely on stable funding, which will facilitate the planning of the work that needs to be done. Another proof that the Government of Quebec recognizes the importance of the sustainability of infrastructure is the recent announcement of the extension of Quebec's contribution of $1.15 billion for the period ending in March 2015. These investments are part of the Plan quebecois des infrastructures that foresees an investment of $30 billion for the 2007-2012 period, of which $3.15 billion will be used to maintain and improve municipal infrastructure. The repair and modernization of public infrastructure is a priority for the Government of Quebec," added Minister Bolduc.

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 for the 2005-2009 period, 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 infrastructure. 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 Minister of Health and Social Services and
    Minister responsible for the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean Region
    Marie-Eve Bedard
    Press Secretary
    418-266-7171
    or
    Office of the Deputy Premier and
    Minister of Municipal Affairs and Regions
    Melanie Fortier
    418-691-2050