48 Results for Quebec

The Liberal dominance in Quebec has come to a crashing halt, after the Coalition Avenir Quebec secured a majority government in the October 1st provincial election. Minus an 18-month hiccup that saw the Parti Quebecois capture a minority government, the Liberals had been in power of the 125-member National Assembly…

October 02, 2018 @ 9:03am

The governments of Newfoundland and Labrador and Québec are working together to develop the Labrador Trough and improve road infrastructure. This collaboration will facilitate the development of mining potential, as well as promote the creation of high quality jobs to benefit Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations in both provinces. The two…

April 13, 2018 @ 8:39am

Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Development) has announced the completion of its 147 megawatt (MW) Mont Sainte-Marguerite Wind power facility. Mont Sainte-Marguerite Wind is located approximately 50 kilometers south of Québec City, in the Chaudière-Appalaches region. As announced in June 2017, the facility will be acquired by Pattern Energy Group…

April 12, 2018 @ 9:06am

The first public tenders to widen the Henri-IV (73) highway in Québec will be published shortly for the start of construction work this year. The Minister for Transport, Véronyque Tremblay, and Minister responsible for the Capitale-Nationale, Sébastien Proulx, confirmed the approval of the business case by the governmental authorities. Previously…

March 22, 2018 @ 10:12am

Eversource Energy and Northern Pass Transmission LLC (NPT), a subsidiary of Eversource Energy, have announced that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a Record of Decision (ROD) and approved the Presidential Permit for the Northern Pass hydroelectric transmission project that will allow NPT to construct transmission facilities at…

November 17, 2017 @ 8:04am

The Société québécoise des infrastructures (SQI) in collaboration with the Estrie Integrated University Health and Social Services Center - Sherbrooke University Hospital Center (CIUSSS de l'Estrie - CHUS), has announced that three teams have qualified to submit a proposal for the design, construction, and financing of the mother-child center and…

November 13, 2017 @ 7:24am

Québec Premier Philippe Couillard, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, and California Governor Edmund G. Brown further strengthened their cooperation in the global fight against climate change. Premier Couillard hosted Premier Wynne and Governor Brown in Québec City to sign an agreement linking the carbon markets of Québec, Ontario, and California. “Premier…

September 26, 2017 @ 6:39am

Following the recent meeting between Quebec minister of energy and natural resources Pierre Arcand, and Toyota Motor Corporation Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada, Toyota Canada and Transition Énergétique Québec (TEQ) have announced their intention to enter into an MOU to study the market requirements for hydrogen infrastructure to support the introduction of…

September 25, 2017 @ 9:03am

Martin Coiteux, the Government of Quebec’s minister of municipal affairs and land occupancy, has announced creation of a committee to consider the development of new government orientations in land use planning (OGAT). It will be composed of the Minister and representatives of the two major municipal partners, the Fédération québécoise…

September 15, 2017 @ 7:16am

The Canadian GeoExchange Coalition (CGC) has announced that work has begun to create a detailed resource map of ground thermal conductivity at depths up to 200 meters (650 ft.) in one of Canada’s most densely populated areas. The project team at Quebec’s Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) is…

September 13, 2017 @ 6:20am

The Government of Quebec has announced the official opening of the new section of Highway 70 linking Chicoutimi to La Grande-Anse Road in La Baie. The completion of the extension of this highway will require a total investment of nearly $ 120 million from the Government of Quebec. "The citizens of Saguenay and Lac-Saint-Jean will be able…

August 02, 2017 @ 6:48am

Catherine Lavoie, Dale Williams, and Sylvain Villiard have been appointed to the board of directors of The Jacques-Cartier and Champlain Bridges Inc. (JCCBI) for a three-year term, following an open, transparent, and merit-based selection process. Catherine Lavoie is an engineer with 25 years of high-level experience with concrete and asphalt…

July 04, 2017 @ 6:58am

The Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec are investing $11.73 million in infrastructure at the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS). Federal funding is allocated through the Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund, which will enhance and modernize research facilities on Canadian campuses and improve the environmental sustainability…

June 20, 2017 @ 6:50am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced support for a federal investment of $1.283 billion to support the Réseau électrique métropolitain (REM) light rail network in Montréal, subject to necessary due diligence. The announcement will make it possible to finalize the financing of the project and meet the construction schedule of the…

June 16, 2017 @ 4:49am

The Government of Quebec has announced the adoption of project law No. 142 by the National Assembly of Quebec, An Act to ensure the resumption of work in the construction industry and dispute settlement for the renewal of collective agreements. On May 31, construction workers will resume work on construction…

May 31, 2017 @ 6:48am

Infrastructure projects across Quebec are at a standstill, as over 170,000 construction workers across the province have gone on strike. According to an article from the CBC, the workers have gone since April 30 without a collective agreement. Talks between the unions and employers broke down on May 23, which…

May 25, 2017 @ 8:10am

As part of the creation of the New University Hospital Complex at the University Hospital of Laval (CHU), the Quebec government is authorizing Phase 1 of the project, construction of the Integrated Cancer Center. This phase of the project involves the construction of the Integrated Cancer Center, including radiation oncology,…

May 04, 2017 @ 7:24am

A consortium made up of engineering firms exp, Stantec, and CIMA+ has been awarded a contract by the Ministère des Transports, Mobilité durable et Électrification des transports (MTMDET – ministry of transportation, sustainable mobility and transport electrification) to prepare preliminary and definitive pre-project studies, plans and specifications, as well as…

May 02, 2017 @ 8:39am

The Government of Québec has announced the construction of a new structure to replace the aging Honoré-Mercier bridge. The bridge connects Lasalle on the Island of Montreal with the Kahnawake Mohawk reserve and Châteauguay. The new structure will be built next to the existing bridge and will include two lanes,…

May 01, 2017 @ 6:14am

The Government of Québec will invest more than $ 4.6 billion in the Québec highway system during the period 2017-2019 to undertake, continue, or complete 2,062 road works throughout Quebec, and to create and maintain more than 31,000 jobs. The $ 4.6 billion that will be invested over the next…

March 15, 2017 @ 7:56am

Pattern Energy Group LP has announced the completion of CAD $263 million construction-to-term financing for its 147 megawatt (MW) Mont Sainte-Marguerite Wind project, which is now entering full-stage construction. Financing was provided by The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, and Bayerische Landesbank, and fully…

March 07, 2017 @ 7:05am

Union safety specialists will monitor the La Romaine worksite in the wake of four deaths on the job site since the project began. According to an article from CBC News, this is the first time Hydro-Québec has allowed permissions for the specialists to monitor the job site, which is in…

February 15, 2017 @ 7:28am

The new Gouin bridge will be built to meet the needs of all users (vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists), creating significant benefits for the population of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu and the region. The $126 million project involves building a new structure located slightly north of the existing one. This new bridge will have two…

February 06, 2017 @ 7:29am

The governments of Canada and Quebec have provided more than $30 million for the construction of the biomethanation facilities for the Société d'économie mixte de l'est de la couronne sud (SEMECS). The SEMECS project will facilitate the treatment of organic waste generated by residents of the regional county municipalities (MRCs)…

December 20, 2016 @ 7:27am

CDPQ Infra, subsidiary of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, has announced the companies and consortiums that qualified as part of the qualification process for the completion of the Réseau électrique métropolitain (REM) project. Qualified companies and consortiums will have the opportunity to participate in the international call for…

November 11, 2016 @ 2:22pm

Hydro-Québec has confirmed that the Romaine hydroelectric power project, number one on our Top 100 list of projects for 2009, will have no impact on the territory of Labrador since its area of influence is situated entirely within Québec. In a press release earlier today, the company says, "The hydrological…

February 12, 2009 @ 2:52pm

Today, FCM President Jean Perrault, Mayor of Sherbrooke, Que., issued the following statement on the federal election result: "On behalf of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, I would like to congratulate Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the new Government of Canada, and all those elected to serve in the next Parliament.…

October 15, 2008 @ 12:13pm

Montreal's Maurice Richard Arena is to get a $5.2-million facelift starting in March and then be temporarily dedicated to short-track speed skaters training for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, reports Montreal's Gazette. The 47-year-old, 6,600-seat arena is to have its water treatment system upgraded, along with new refrigeration and heating…

October 02, 2008 @ 11:32am

Today a service road under Montreal's Turcot Interchange remains closed after a large chunk of concrete fell off the highway structure yesterday, CBC News reports. Transport Quebec said the one-metre piece of concrete was cosmetic and does not affect the junction's safety, but inspectors are surveying the site as a…

September 10, 2008 @ 1:30pm

The federal government continues its deal-making spree this week, signing agreements with the provinces of Alberta and Quebec. Through Building Canada, Quebec will get $4 billion and Alberta will get about $1.8 billion. With new funding coming in, Quebec's city hall is putting together a progress report about the $401…

September 04, 2008 @ 6:17am

During his visit to Rimouski today, Lawrence Cannon, minister of transport, infrastructure and communities, announced a $7.3 million investment in the ports of Rimouski and Matane. The invested funds will go toward different repairs that will maintain the safety of the facilities and keep the ports in optimal operating condition.…

August 20, 2008 @ 11:56am

The governments of Canada and Quebec are today announcing the opening of a rebuilt four-lane divided stretch of Highway 175 between kilometre 208 and 213, near the northern boundary of the Laurentian Wildlife Reserve, and between kilometre 219 and 227, at the entrance of Saguenay. These sections, totalling 13 kilometres,…

August 15, 2008 @ 11:46am

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has changed the way the Green Municipal Fund (GMF) helps finance the remediation of brownfield sites. Up to $20 million in low interest loans will be made available to municipal governments and their partners. FCM reps told ReNew Canada, “This GMF offering is the…

July 14, 2008 @ 12:23pm

The commercial real estate industry honoured 14 commercial properties with The Office Building of the Year (TOBY) and Earth Award at the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International's annual conference and The Office Building Show held June 22-24 in Denver, Colorado. The TOBY winners were recognized for excellence in…

July 07, 2008 @ 12:17pm

[caption id="attachment_379" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Quebec’s new ecobus. Click for larger image."][/caption] Eight new electric buses, designed for Old Quebec's narrow streets, were launched into service June 2, under Transport Canada's Urban Transportation Showcase Program ($16.9-million in funding was devoted to the program last February). The buses cost $12.2 million. At…

July 03, 2008 @ 9:46am

The federal government and Quebec announced last week that Nouvelle Autoroute 30, S.E.N.C. has been selected to sign a 35-year partnership agreement for the design, construction, financing, operation, maintenance and repair of Highway 30. Nouvelle Autoroute 30, S.E.N.C. is made up of the following members: Acciona Concessions Canada Inc., Iridium…

June 23, 2008 @ 1:47pm

After September 2006's De La Concorde overpass tragedy and following thorough inquiry, Transport Quebec isn't taking any chances. Last Thursday night officials closed the bridge while repairs were made, and now, after finding a second crack in the 50-year-old structure on Sunday, it has been closed to all traffic. Transport…

May 12, 2008 @ 12:09pm

The Government of Canada announced today that a contract has been awarded to start work on replacing the deck of Quebec’s Honore-Mercier Bridge. “The Honore-Mercier Bridge is one of the busiest bridges in Quebec,” said federal minister of transport, infrastructure and communities, Lawrence Cannon. “Replacing its deck will ensure the…

April 25, 2008 @ 11:29am

Voith Siemens Hydro Power Generation announced today that the engineering and model testing of the turbine and generator units for the Eastmain 1-A powerhouse at James Bay in northern Québec is well underway. Voith Siemens Hydro Power Generation received the contract to equip Eastmain 1-A from the Société d'énergie de…

April 02, 2008 @ 1:06pm

The Governments of Canada and Quebec announced today that both levels of government will invest over $1.5 million to restore the Ottawa Central Railway (a $2.4-million project). "I am particularly pleased about this substantial project which allows the Ottawa Central Railway to have more capacity on its rails, and to…

February 20, 2008 @ 7:26am

A new Statistics Canada study says the average age of public infrastructure has been falling in most provinces for seven years. But, it warns, our roads and bridges (and other public infrastructure) are still very old. The Canadian stats finder says the decrease in average age is by and large…

February 13, 2008 @ 7:29am

Quebec's Transport Minister says a massive reinvestment in the province's roads is needed. No kidding. Julie Boulet says the government is spending $2.7 billion dollars on road construction this year—that’s 58 per cent more than was spent last year.The money is not new—it’s part of the $30-billion dollar, 5-year infrastructure…

February 12, 2008 @ 7:32am

Mayors of Montreal and the 15 island suburbs want to take over the tax revenue being forfeited by the federal government with the GST cut from six per cent to five. Prior to the holiday break, reported Montreal’s Gazette this weekend, the mayors voted in favour of a motion that…

January 07, 2008 @ 12:12pm

Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, has announced that a contract of close to $2.4 million has been awarded for the dredging of the port of Gros-Cacouna. This is on top of the close to $13 million in investments announce this past July for Quebec’s ports. Dredging work…

September 24, 2007 @ 1:20pm

Airports in Eastmain and Wemindji in Northern Quebec are going to see over one million dollars in repair work. "In addition to ensuring the safety of airport users, the investments will allow the airports to better meet the transportation needs for goods and people of these communities of Northern Quebec,"…

August 31, 2007 @ 1:43pm

Over the last few weeks the federal government, along with the provinces of New Brunswick and Quebec governments, have been releasing money from the federal gas tax to municipalities for infrastructure projects. In New Brunswick, $221,354 was released to the municipalities of New Maryland, Chipman and Millville. In this year,…

July 18, 2007 @ 1:48pm

According the their most recent budget, the province of Quebec plans to spend $16.1 billion to upgrade infrastructure. “The government’s achievements have given us better health care, a better education system, infrastructures in better condition, a lighter tax burden, a more prosperous economy, a better quality of life for families…

June 05, 2007 @ 8:13am

Infrastructure is often referenced as a "long-term investment" in Canada's future, but when one of the nation's leading institutional investors is looking at infrastructure, it's thinking about investments of a different sort. "We are trying to increase the allocation of infrastructure in the global private equity portfolio," says Ghislain Gauthier,…

September 13, 2005 @ 1:24pm