Canadian Fund Aids 16 Projects in Quebec

"Thanks to the federal-provincial agreement for the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund, 12 municipalities in the Mauricie region will be able to complete important projects to meet their needs related to drinking water and wastewater treatment infrastructure," said Julie Boulet, minister of Tourism and minister responsible for the Mauricie region.

Canadian authorities announced funding that will support 16 projects to improve water and sewage systems in Quebec, thanks to Canada's Clean Water and Waste Water Fund. The governments of Canada and Quebec are investing in the projects to ensure that water and wastewater systems in the province are efficient and meet communities' increasing capacity needs.

"These vital investments in Mauricie's water infrastructure reflect the government of Canada's commitment to ensuring access to sustainable and adequate services for Canadians for years to come. We will continue working in close collaboration with our partners to ensure we make smart infrastructure investments that help protect the environment and preserve public health, while paving the way for economic growth and for the creation of good-paying middle-class jobs," said François-Philippe Champagne, minister of International Trade and member of Parliament for Maurice–Champlain, on behalf of Amarjeet Sohi, minister of Infrastructure and Communities.

More than $68.8 million is being provided for the projects in a dozen communities in the region. The aid will contribute to maintaining, renewing, or developing their infrastructure to ensure the production and distribution of high-quality drinking water for residents or proper disposal and treatment of wastewater. To mark the occasion, representatives met in Shawinigan with Mayor Michel Angers to announce the approval of a project extending the municipality's water distribution system to Lac-à-la-Tortue. The federal government is providing up to 50 percent of the funding, close to $21.5 million, and the province of Quebec is providing close to $14.2 million.

"Thanks to the federal-provincial agreement for the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund, 12 municipalities in the Mauricie region will be able to complete important projects to meet their needs related to drinking water and wastewater treatment infrastructure. The financial support announced today clearly shows how working in partnership is improving the quality of life of our citizens," said Julie Boulet, minister of Tourism and minister responsible for the Mauricie region.

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