ARCHIVED - Canada-Quebec investment of $2,300,000 in Oka for water plant upgrades

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Building Canada Fund – Quebec, Communities Component

Oka, Quebec, July 6, 2011 – The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, today joined Michelle Courchesne, Quebec Minister responsible for Public Administration, Chair of the Conseil du trésor and Minister responsible for the Laurentides region, acting on behalf of Laurent Lessard, Minister of Municipal Affairs, Regions and Land Occupancy, in announcing that the Municipality of Oka will receive $2,300,000 in joint government funding through the Communities Component of the Building Canada Fund – Quebec to bring its drinking water plant up to standard.

"By funding this upgrade of the Oka water plant, we are seeing to it that the population continues to enjoy a high quality of living. The Government of Canada has made it its goal to ensure that every community is equipped with the kind of modern facilities that are essential to the health and safety of its citizens," stated Minister Lebel.

"In lending its financial support to this major infrastructure project, the Government of Quebec is moving forward to ensure the province’s municipalities have infrastructure that meets their unique realities while fostering sustainable development. By injecting new capital into the Quebec Infrastructure Plan, our government is looking to accelerate the execution of numerous infrastructure projects throughout the province, like this one in the Municipality of Oka, in an effort to improve the well-being of Quebecers, create jobs and promote a high-performance economy. In this way, we are leaving the municipality a legacy of quality infrastructure with which to face the challenges of the future," added Minister Courc