OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 4, 2013) - Following the municipal elections that were held in Quebec, November 3, 2013, 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, made the following statement:
"I wish to congratulate those who won their election campaigns, whether they are newly elected or re-elected, as well as all the candidates."
"As a former mayor of Roberval, I recognize the importance of their responsibilities. The Government of Canada will continue to work with all the mayors and cities in Quebec, respecting the competencies of each order of government, to promote job creation, economic growth and prosperity. The New Building Canada Plan provides more than $ 53 billion for provincial, territorial and municipal infrastructure, including $ 47 billion in new funding for ten years, from 2014 to 2015. Our government will continue to be a key partner for large and small municipalities, as demonstrated by our commitment to renew the Gas Tax Fund to support municipal infrastructure projects in Quebec."