Canada and Quebec are investing in hydraulic infrastructure to ensure adequate services and stimulate the economy of Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine

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GASPÉ, QC, September 11, 2020 / CNW / – The governments of Canada and Quebec take decisive action to meet the needs of communities by investing in green infrastructure projects in all regions of the Quebec. Providing communities with modern and reliable water infrastructure is a priority shared by the two governments.

Today, the Honorable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Andrée Laforest, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, announced funding for nine infrastructure projects in the Gaspésie – Îles region. de-la-Madeleine. These projects include improvements to municipal drinking water supply, stormwater management and wastewater collection systems, as well as the addition of new pumping stations.

The government of Canada invests on $ 5.6 million through the green infrastructure component of the Investing in Canada Plan. The government of Quebec also invests in $ 50.6 million across the Municipal Water Infrastructure Fund (FIMEAU) funding program.

These federal-provincial contributions are part of an important $ 637.8 million investment, announced by the two governments on 20 August, to modernize the hydraulic infrastructures of the province.

Estimate

“Building healthy communities starts with investing in essential services. In collaboration with our provincial and municipal partners, we ensure that Quebecers have access to safe and reliable drinking water and sewer systems. Modern and efficient water infrastructure is essential to support healthy and resilient communities everywhere Quebec. from Canada The infrastructure plan invests in thousands of projects, creates jobs across the country and strengthens communities. “

The Honorable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

“Once again, our government is demonstrating its commitment to prioritize sustainable development with the modernization of hydraulic infrastructures. It is vital that all Quebecers have access to quality essential services. I am also proud of this investment because it contributes to the well-being of current and future generations, while having a significant and positive impact on economic recovery. It is a fine example of partnership for the benefit of our communities.

Andrée Laforest, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing

“We are implementing these projects to ensure the reliability of drinking water, wastewater and stormwater networks in the Gaspésie – ÃŽles-de-la-Madeleine region. The work to be carried out represents a significant investment that will stimulate local economies and ensure reliable and efficient networks for many years to come. “

The Honorable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament for Gaspésie – Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine

“Strengthening municipalities and regions is a major priority for our government. We are committed to revitalizing our living environment, in all regions of Quebec. This announcement is important since residents of the Gaspé and the Magdalen Islands will benefit from this partnership by having access to safer water services that are better suited to modern life. “

Marie-Eve Proulx, Minister responsible for Regional Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Gaspésie – Îles-de-la-Madeleine region

Fast facts

  • As part of the investment in Canada plan, the government of Canada invest more than $ 180 billion over 12 years in public transport, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade routes and transportation projects, and from Canada rural and northern communities.
  • As part of the Investing in Canada Plan, the government of Canada invested more $ 60.2 billion of 790 infrastructure projects in Quebec.
  • The government of of Quebec Municipal Water Infrastructure Fund (FIMEAU) aims to carry out the construction, rehabilitation, expansion and addition of municipal water and sewer infrastructures. This is a total investment of $ 1.5 billion. Two other project submission periods are scheduled for 2022 and 2024.
  • of Quebec The 2020-2030 Infrastructure Plan provides for nearly $ 7.5 billion in municipal infrastructure investments under the responsibility of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MAMH).
  • To support Canadians and communities during the coronavirus pandemic, a new component has been added to the Investing in Canada Infrastructure program to help finance infrastructure resilient to pandemics.
  • In addition, the Canadian Healthy Communities Initiative will provide up to $ 31 million into existing federal funding to help communities adapt spaces and services in response to immediate and ongoing coronavirus needs over the next two years.

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Canada and Quebec invest in hydraulic infrastructure to ensure adequate services and stimulate the economy of the Gaspésie – Îles-de-la-Madeleine region

Governments of Canada and Quebec are investing in hydraulic infrastructure to ensure adequate drinking water, stormwater management and wastewater collection services, while contributing to economic recovery.

In Gaspésie – Îles-de-la-Madeleine, the government of Canada invests on $ 50.6 million for 9 projects under the green infrastructure component of the Investing in Canada Plan. The government of Quebec also invests in $ 5.6 million through the Municipal Water Infrastructure Fund (FIMEAU) funding program. These projects include improvements to municipal drinking water supply, stormwater management and wastewater collection systems, as well as the addition of new pumping stations.

Project Information:

Site

Project details

Federal contribution

Provincial contribution

Municipal contribution *

St. Francis of Assisi

Replacement of approximately 327 meters of drinking water pipes. The work also includes road restoration and pavement landscaping associated with the pipe replacement.

$ 184,755

$ 184,755

$ 92,378

New Richmond

Replacement of approximately 1,290 meters of pipes to improve the water supply, sanitary and storm sewer networks. The work also includes road restoration and pavement landscaping associated with the pipe replacement.

$ 522,250

$ 522,250

$ 261,125

Sainte-Anne-des-Monts

Replacement of approximately 512 meters of drinking water pipes. The work also includes road restoration and pavement landscaping associated with the pipe replacement.

$ 179,200

$ 179,200

$ 89,600

Paspebiac

Replacement of 4,580 meters of drinking water, wastewater and stormwater pipes. The work also includes road restoration and pavement landscaping associated with the pipe replacement.

$ 1,795,212

$ 1,795,212

$ 897,608

Sainte-Maxime-du-Mont-Louis

Replacement of approximately 830 meters of drinking water and storm water pipes. The work also includes road restoration and pavement landscaping associated with the pipe replacement.

$ 350,824

$ 350,824

$ 175,414

Chandler

Extension of sanitary and storm sewer lines, including 1,168 meters of new sewage and storm water lines, and addition of a new sewage pumping station. The work also includes road restoration and pavement landscaping associated with the pipe replacement.

$ 369,600

$ 369,600

$ 184,800

New Carlisle

Replacement of 930 meters of drinking water and wastewater pipes. The work also includes road restoration and pavement landscaping associated with the pipe replacement.

$ 407,200

$ 407,200

$ 203,600

Grande-Riviere

Extend the water and sewer pipes by adding 3,235 meters of new drinking water pipes and 1,210 meters of new wastewater pipes to serve 126 residences in the municipality.

$ 1,238,400

$ 1,238,400

$ 619,200

The Magdalen Islands

Replacement of approximately 1,123 meters of drinking water pipes. The work also includes road restoration and pavement landscaping associated with the pipe replacement.

$ 639,752

$ 639,752

$ 319,877

* In accordance with the memorandum of understanding, the contribution amounts indicated correspond to the difference between the maximum eligible costs of the project and the amount of the federal-provincial investment.

Related links

Press release – Canada and Quebec invest in hydraulic infrastructure to ensure adequate services and stimulate the economy, 20 August, 2020

Investing in community resilience to COVID-19

Canadian Healthy Communities Initiative

Invest in Canada Plan the project map

Federal investments in Quebec infrastructure projects

Municipal Water Infrastructure Fund (FIMEAU)

Quebec Infrastructure Plan 2020-2030

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For further information: Chantalle Aubertin, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, 613-941-0660, [email protected]; Bénédicte Trottier Lavoie, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and Minister responsible for the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region, 514-686-7100; Media Relations, Infrastructure Canada, 613-960-9251, Toll Free: 1-877-250-7154, Email: [email protected]; Media relations team, Communications Department of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, 418-691-2015, ext. 83746

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