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Funding for Community Flood Control in Lac-Saguay, Quebec

By Todd Westcott 10:08AM November 13, 2017

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Canada and Quebec have invested in a project to improve the safety of public infrastructure in Lac-Saguay Français by refitting a flood control dam.

David Graham, Member of Parliament for Laurentides–Labelle, and Yves St-Denis, Member of the National Assembly for Argenteuil, announced that the governments will each invest close to $60,000 for upgrading work on the Georges-Painchaud Park dam at Lac-Saguay.

“I am very pleased to announce this financial assistance which will enable Lac-Saguay to significantly improve the dam at the Georges-Painchaud Park so as to ensure better management of the water level during high-water periods, while fostering its sustainability,” said Graham. “We are making investments that are contributing to growth throughout the country, in particular this region, while creating a solid foundation for a sustainable economic future.”

The work involved in refitting the dam will make it possible to meet community needs, maintaining water levels to ensure the provision of drinking water while preventing floods.

“By proactively investing in our infrastructure, we are solidifying the government’s commitment to sustainability,” said St-Denis. “With the approval of this grant, not only are we are supporting a significant project for the municipality of Lac-Saguay, but we are also taking a concrete step to enhance public safety down the road.”

The infrastructure funding comes from the New Building Canada-Quebec Fund, Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component—Small Communities Fund. The Municipality of Lac-Saguay will also invest close to $60,000, for a total of over $175,000 in government and municipal investments.

“When we improve our infrastructure, while allowing our taxpayers to breathe, it’s also improving the quality of life in our day to day environment,” said Francine Asselin Bélisle, Mayor of Lac-Saguay. “We would like to thank both levels of governments for the approval of this grant, especially for this openness to support small communities.”

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