Several communities in Nunavik, a region covering the northern third of the province of Québec, will share upwards of $8 million in joint federal and provincial infrastructure funding over the next five years. Federal contributions will come from the federal Gas Tax Fund.
Alongside roadwork and airport maintenance, a significant portion of the money will be directed toward water and waste management projects by the Kativik Regional Government, which manages municipal infrastructure projects in Nunavik.
“Thanks to the new Canada-Quebec Gas Tax Fund agreement, the Kativik Regional Government will have access to a flexible, reliable, and predictable source of funding for upgrades to drinking water and wastewater facilities, local road and public transit, in addition to community, culture and sports and leisure projects,” said provincial Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy Pierre Moreau.
Each of the 13 participating communities will receive between $470,000 and $1 million, with Nunavik’s largest northern village, Kuujjuaq, receiving the top investment of $998,478.