Infrastructure Canada

Infrastructure Canada
Government of Quebec

Government of Quebec

June 16, 2010 12:38 ET

Transfer of Part of the Gasoline Excise Tax Revenue 2010-2014: The Federal and Quebec Governments Provide Support for Municipalities' Infrastructure Projects

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - June 16, 2010) - The Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Christian Paradis, and the Member of the National Assembly for Huntingdon, Stéphane Billette, on behalf of Laurent Lessard, Quebec's Minister of Municipal Affairs, Regions and Land Occupancy, are pleased to announce that 29 municipalities in Huntingdon will receive $20,619,001, approved for the purposes of the federal-provincial agreement on the transfer of a portion of federal gasoline excise tax revenues and the Quebec government's contribution in order to carry out major infrastructure projects and for public transit.

The objective of the federal-provincial agreement on the transfer of a portion of federal gasoline excise tax revenues, signed by Quebec and the federal government in 2005, is to provide funding for the renewal of municipal and local infrastructure within a context of sustainable development and particularly for drinking water, wastewater, local road networks, solid waste management and energy efficiency improvements of buildings.

"The Government of Canada is proud of its commitment to provide stable, long-term funding to each municipality in order to provide support for infrastructure projects that will make a difference in the lives of local residents," declared Minister Paradis. "In 2008, our government responded to the call from municipalities by announcing the extension of the Gas Tax Fund and by doubling the transfer to $2 billion per year across the country. This support will help create jobs in all municipalities and improve the quality of life of Canadians."

"New funding will be available to municipalities during the 2010–2014 period under the Gasoline Excise Tax Fund and from Quebec's contribution. A total of $2.1 billion in government funding will be available during the term of the program. These new funding measures will help the 29 municipalities in Huntingdon to plan their local infrastructure expenditures based on their needs and priorities. It is an excellent opportunity for the municipalities to obtain access to a stable, reliable and predictable source of funding to carry out projects that are essential to the development of our communities and improving the quality of life of residents," explained MNA Billette.

Since 2005, Quebec has received $1.151 billion from the Gas Tax Fund in addition to the Quebec government contribution of $475.7 million. During the 2010–2014 period, Quebec can expect to receive total funding of $2.6 billion, including $2.1 billion for drinking water, wastewater and local roads as well as $500 million for public transit. The funds are paid out by the Société de financement des infrastructures locales du Québec (SOFIL).

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Huntingdon  
Dundee $419,220
Elgin $420,924
Franklin $648,756
Godmanchester $609,586
Havelock $484,505
Hemmingford (Village) $484,126
Hemmingford (Township) $679,979
Hinchinbrooke $789,733
Howick $453,471
Huntingdon $818,307
Lacolle $822,659
Napierville $997,129
Ormstown $1,023,621
Saint-Anicet $848,583
Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle $630,969
Saint-Chrysostome $828,714
Saint-Cyprien-de-Napierville $646,486
Sainte-Barbe $614,127
Sainte-Clotilde-de-Châteauguay $641,755
Saint-Édouard $571,361
Sainte-Martine $1,178,222
Saint-Jacques-le-Mineur $657,272
Saint-Michel $848,205
Saint-Patrice-de-Sherrington $704,201
Saint-Paul-de-l'Île-aux-Noix $707,607
Saint-Rémi $1,541,544
Saint-Urbain-Premier $548,843
Saint-Valentin $430,953
Très-Saint-Sacrement $568,144
                $20,619,001

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Transport
    and Infrastructure Canada
    Jacques Fauteux
    613-991-0700
    or
    Infrastructure Canada
    613-948-1148
    or
    Jean-Pierre McKenzie
    Political Secretary
    450-247-3474
    1-866-540-9097
    or
    Quebec Department of Municipal Affairs,
    Regions and Land Occupancy
    Communications Directorate
    Caroline Saint-Pierre
    418-691-2015