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Support for leisure and sports infrastructure

LAC ETCHEMIN, QC, May 30, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ – The government of Canada and the government of Quebec work together to provide Quebec residents with access to safe and sustainable facilities that encourage recreational and sporting activities, thereby improving the quality of life in our communities.

Today the Minister of Health is the Honorable Jean Yves Duclosannounced on behalf of Minister for Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities Dominic LeBlanc and Member of the National Assembly for Bellechasse Stéphanie Lachance on behalf of Secretary of Education and Minister for the Status of Women Isabelle Charest $408 559 in joint financing to the Organism Mont-Orignal, Cooperative de Solidarité, based in Lac Etchemin.

The project will update the ski lift in the Mont-Orignal ski area, which has been in operation for more than 30 years. The work includes leveling the attachment hands and pulleys, and replacing the electronics panel and various parts.

To support the implementation of this project, the Government of Canada invested $204,279.50 under the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream (CCRIS) of Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) and the Government of Quebec invested $204,279.50 as part of the program d’aide financière aux infrastructures récréatives et sportives (PAFIRS). The new sports center will contribute to the revitalization and further development of the country Lac Etchemin community and the whole region.

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“The modernization of the Mont-Orignal ski lift will allow skiers to practice their sport and enjoy the winter in complete safety Lac Etchemin and elsewhere who come to Mont-Orignal to ski. In partnership with provinces and municipalities, our government is investing in leisure and sports infrastructure to create jobs and build vibrant and inclusive communities.”

The honorable Jean-Yves DuclosSecretary of Health, on behalf of the Honorable Dominic LeBlanc, Secretary of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities

“Access to quality, modern leisure and sports infrastructure is a priority for our government. We make quality facilities available to Quebecers that offer a wide range of activities and equipment. This helps the entire population to maintain their physical and mental health. I am very proud to know that this modern, bespoke new infrastructure will once again serve the needs of the entire community.”

Isabelle CharestMinister for Education and Minister for the Status of Women

“I am very pleased with the investments announced today for our region. We want our communities to have access to quality, modern leisure and sports infrastructure that meets the needs of our athletes and young families. Thanks to this upgrade of the Mont-Orignal ski lift, everyone will have better access to quality facilities in total safety that will help promote a healthy lifestyle. I would like to thank everyone who has directly or indirectly contributed to the realization of this project.”

Stéphanie Lachance, Member of the National Assembly for Bellechasse

“The state support granted to the Mont-Orignal ski resort will allow it to significantly improve the quality of its range of services. Mont-Orignal, like other leisure tourism establishments in the MRC des Etchemins, contributes to improving the quality of life of our citizens.”

Camil TurmelMayor of Lac Etchemin and prefect of the MRC des Etchemins

Fast Facts

  • The project announced today is in addition to the 176 leisure and sports infrastructure projects previously announced Quebec in 2021, accounting for a total of joint contributions from $294 million.
  • Under Invest in Canada Infrastructure program (ICIP) the federal government wants to invest more than $7.5 billion in Quebec between 2018 and 2028. The purpose of the Integrated Bilateral Agreement (IBA) is to implement the ICIP in Quebec and set out the terms and conditions, obligations and commitments of the parties.
  • The Ministère de l’Éducation is responsible for the implementation of the Recreational Infrastructure subsection of the IBA Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure section. The Program d’aide financière aux infrastructures récréatives et sportives (PAFIRS) was set up by the government of Quebec. By financing projects to construct, develop, renovate, modernize, expand or redevelop leisure and sports infrastructure, PAFIRS aims to support the existence of leisure and sports infrastructure in good condition in all regions of Quebec and improve Quebecers’ access to such infrastructure.
  • The assignment of a residual 60 million dollars in funding ICIP and PAFIRS, with equal shares provided by governments Canada and Quebecwill result in joint investments in leisure infrastructure $354 million.

Related Links

Invest in Canada plan project map
https://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/gmap-gcarte/index-eng.html

Infrastructure Canada Projects and Programs – Quebec
https://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/investments-2002-investissements/qc-eng.html

Program d’aide financière aux infrastructures récréatives et sportives
http://www.education.gouv.qc.ca/municipalites/aide-financiere/fonds-pour-le-developpement-du-sport-et-de-lactivite-physique/programme-daide-financiere-aux-infrastructures- recreational-et-sportives-pafirs-ebi/ (only in French)

Quebec Infrastructure Plan 2022-2032
https://www.tresor.gouv.qc.ca/fileadmin/PDF/budget_depenses/22-23/6-Quebec_Infrastructure_Plan.pdf (French only)

SOURCE Infrastructure Canada

For more information: Media Contacts: Jean-Sébastien Comeau, Press Secretary and Communications Advisor, Office of the Honorable Dominic LeBlanc, Department of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, 343-574-8116, [email protected]; Alice Bergeron, Spokesperson for the Quebec Minister of Education and Minister responsible for the status of women, 418-997-4093, Marie-Noël Gagnon, Spokesperson for Stéphanie Lachance, Member of the Bellechasse National Assembly, 418-883-1343 ext. 80446, [email protected]; Media Relations, Infrastructure Canada, 613-960-9251, Toll Free: 1-877-250-7154, Email: [email protected], Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/INFC_eng), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/InfrastructureCanadaENG), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/infragram_can/) and LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/infrastructure-canada/), Website: Infrastructure Canada (http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/); Media Officer, Ministère de l’Education, Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur, Ministère de la Famille, [email protected]

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