Quebec infrastructure projects receive funding from federal and provincial governments
June 29, 2018 By Ground Water Canada
Quebec – The Canadian and Quebec governments will provide more than $7.5 billion in federal funding over the next decade for infrastructure projects in Quebec, including water management and drinking water treatment projects.
The Ministry of Families, Children and Social Development and the Quebec Ministry of Transport, Sustainable Mobility and Transport Electrification are making long-term investments in infrastructure with the aim of creating jobs and economic growth, building inclusive communities and supporting a low-carbon, green economy, Infrastructure Canada said in a news release.
These projects will be cost-shared with the Quebec government, municipalities and other partners.
The federal government will invest $5.2 billion in public transit projects, $1.8 billion in green infrastructure projects, $257 million in community, cultural and recreational infrastructure projects, and $288.5 million in rural and northern community infrastructure projects in Quebec.
These federal funds are in addition to $100.4 billion the Quebec government will invest through the 2018‒2028 Québec Infrastructure Plan announced in Quebec’s Economic Plan of March 2018.
$1,808,076,797 will support greenhouse gas emission reductions, through such projects as the maintenance and upgrading of wastewater treatment and collection plants; upgrading of drinking water treatment and distribution plants; and efforts to reduce or eliminate pollutants from soil and/or the atmosphere.
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