More than mil­lion for omp­ton-Stanstead

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Vic­to­ria Vanier

Bloc MP France Bon­sant is pleased that her rid­ing of Comp­ton-Stanstead re­ceived a to­tal of 3 mil­lion from the fed­eral In­fra­struc­ture pro­grams and trans­fers in

010. “ lected of­fi­cials in the rid­ing worked re­lent­lessly to get their projects sub­mit­ted in time. e can now say that this work will con­trib­ute to the well-be­ing of the whole pop­u­la­tion,” de­clared Mrs. Bon­sant.

Since the fall of 010, the Bloc MP put pres­sure on the Con­ser­va­tive gov­ern­ment to ex­tend the ini­tial dead­line of March 31, 011, for the in­fra­struc­ture pro­gram.

“Last cto­ber, I my­self ues­tioned the House Min­is­ter on this sub­ject. The per­se­ver­ance and joint ac­tions of the mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties, the gov­ern­ment of Que­bec and the Bloc Que­be­cois con­vinced the Con­ser­va­tive gov­ern­ment to give in and to ex­tend the dead­line to cto­ber 31st, 011, which will al­low many of the projects to get the fund­ing that they need,” com­mented Mrs. Bon­sant. “Many were hav­ing trou­ble meet­ing that dead­line due to a lack of per­son­nel and con­trac­tors to do the work and a lack of ma­te­ri­als like sewer pipes,” she added. The Comp­ton-Stanstead rid­ing is get­ting more than

mil­lion un­der the fed­eral In­fra­struc­ture pro­gram. From this sum, more than 5 mil­lion was in­vested in the Mem­phrem­a­gog MRC. Un­der the PR C pro­gram, grants were awarded to Stanstead and orth Hat­ley. Un­der the FCCQ pro­gram, the con­struc­tion of the Pat Burns Arena gets . mil­lion, and 5 ,500 was awarded to repave a sec­tion of au­toroute 55 in Ste. Cather­ine de Hat­ley.

Un­der the fed­eral gas ex­cise pro­gram of 00 - 010, mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties in the Comp­ton-Stanstead rid­ing re­ceived more than 10 mil­lion. Re­lated to the num­ber of res­i­dents of each mu­nic­i­pal­ity, the mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties of the Mem­phrem­a­gog MRC re­ceived a to­tal of 5, 50 un­der this pro­gram.

hen asked about the pos­si­bil­ity of an elec­tion soon, Mrs. Bon­sant replied “I’ve been in a mi­nor­ity gov­ern­ment for a long time now, so I’m ready and my peo­ple are ready.”

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