The Canada-Quebec Gas Tax Fund has received a $1.8-billion boost and extension from 2010 and 2014.
The fund supports environmentally sustainable infrastructure, such as water, wastewater, public transit and local roads. From 2005 to 2014, Quebec communities will receive over $3 billion through the fund, which will become permanent in 2014.
In addition to extending the Gas Tax payment, the feds are doubling the annual funding that Quebec receives through the fund and making the funding available to municipalities almost three months early.
The fund has already provided funding towards various initiatives that support water and wastewater infrastructure, local roads and public transit in Quebec, including upgrades to drinking water and wastewater systems in boroughs across the City of Montreal and upgrades to drinking water systems in Levis.