Canada's Economic Action Plan

Canada's Economic Action Plan

September 26, 2013 15:17 ET

Lebel Confirms Government of Canada's Unprecedented Infrastructure Investment Will Support Quebec Communities

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Sept. 26, 2013) - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities, and Intergovernmental Affairs, today discussed how Quebec communities stand to benefit from the Government of Canada's new infrastructure investments, at the Federation of Quebec Municipalities' 2013 Conference.

"Our Government is pleased to provide support to Quebec's infrastructure priorities and to encourage economic growth and provide a high quality of life for Quebec families," said Minister Lebel. "In our 2013 Economic Action Plan, we delivered a record investment in infrastructure funding, the longest and largest commitment in Canadian history."

Economic Action Plan 2013 builds on the Government of Canada's investments and includes the $53 billion New Building Canada Plan to build roads, bridges, subways, commuter rail, and other public infrastructure in cooperation with provinces, territories, and municipalities over 10 years, starting in 2014-15.

Since 2006, more than $7 billion has been allocated to Quebec under Infrastructure Canada's funds. This funding has been allocated to nearly 1,300 local road, highway, wastewater and water infrastructure projects across the province.

The New Building Canada Plan, combined with other federal infrastructure investments, supports Canada's infrastructure advantage, which is a key enabler of economic growth and job creation.

For additional information about federal investments in infrastructure visit Infrastructure Canada or follow us on Twitter at @INFC_eng.

For further information about Canada's Economic Action Plan, visit www.actionplan.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • Marie-Josee Paquette, Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and
    Intergovernmental Affairs, and Minister of the
    Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec
    613-943-1848

    Infrastructure Canada
    613-960-9251
    Toll free: 1-877-250-7154