Canada and Quebec invest in water infrastructure to ensure adequate services and stimulate the economy in the Mauricie region
Trois-Rivières, Quebec, September 12, 2020—The governments of Canada and Quebec are taking decisive action to meet the needs of communities by investing in green infrastructure projects in all regions of Quebec. Providing communities with modern and reliable water infrastructure is a shared priority for both governments.
Today, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Andrée Laforest, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, announced funding for 15 infrastructure projects in the Mauricie region. These projects include upgrades to municipal drinking water, storm-water management and wastewater collection systems, and the addition of new pumping stations.
The Government of Canada is investing over $9.3 million through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Plan. The Government of Quebec is also investing over $9.3 million through the Fonds pour l’infrastructure municipale d’eau (FIMEAU) funding program.
These federal–provincial contributions are part of a significant $637.8 million investment, announced by both governments on August 20, to upgrade water infrastructure in the province.