Laval, QC – Annie Koutrakis, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport and Member of Parliament for Vimy, and Christopher Skeete, Minister for the Economy, Minister responsible for the Fight against Racism, Minister responsible for the Laval region and Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for Sainte-Rose, on behalf of Andrée Laforest, Minister of Municipal Affairs, have announced a joint investment of more than $24 million to support a new stormwater network in Laval.
This project aims to control recurring sewer backups in the vicinity of Monty and Cyrano streets. In particular, the funding will be used to separate the sewer networks by adding new storm pipes and to put in place new measures for the treatment of the quality of rainwater.
By investing in infrastructure, the governments of Canada and Quebec are growing our economy, building resilient communities, and improving the lives of citizens.
“Our government is proud to contribute to this project, which will help control sewer backups and reduce wastewater overflows into the Rivière des Prairies. By investing in effective wastewater treatment infrastructure, we are ensuring that Canadians have access to greener, cleaner, healthier and safer living environments.” Annie Koutrakis, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport and Member of Parliament for Vimy
- The governments of Canada and Quebec are each investing $12,264,400 in the announced project, while the City of Laval is contributing $6,132,200.
- On September 4, 2020, the governments of Canada and Quebec announced an equally shared investment of over $9.2 million to modernize municipal drinking water supply, stormwater management and wastewater collection systems in the Laval region.
- The Government of Canada’s funding comes from the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.
- This stream helps build greener communities by contributing to climate change preparedness, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and supporting renewable technologies.
- Infrastructure Canada helps address complex challenges that Canadians face every day—ranging from the rapid growth of our cities, to climate change, and environmental threats to our water and land.
- The Government of Canada’s funding is conditional on meeting its obligations to consult with Indigenous peoples. Consultations with the Mohawks of Kahnawà:ke and Kanehsatà:ke have already begun.
- The Government of Quebec’s funding comes from the Fonds pour l’infrastructure municipale d’eau.
- Including this announcement, 267 infrastructure projects or project bundles under the Green Infrastructure Stream have been funded in Quebec, with a total federal contribution of more than $1.2 billion and a total provincial contribution of nearly $1,9 billion