More than million for ompton-Stanstead
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.”