Beloeil, Quebec, April 29, 2022 —The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Quebec Lieutenant, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, Ms. Nathalie Roy, Minister of Culture and Communications, and Mr. Simon Jolin-Barrette, Minister of Justice, Minister Responsible for the French Language, Minister Responsible for Laicity and Parliamentary Reform, Minister Responsible for the Montérégie Region and Government House Leader and Member of the National Assembly for Borduas, are pleased to announce funding of $27,480,190 for 10 cultural infrastructure development projects in Quebec. Of this total funding, $10,844,300 are going towards the expansion and redevelopment of the Aurèle-Dubois cultural space in Beloeil. Ms. Nadine Viau, Mayor of Beloeil, joined them for the occasion.
In Beloeil, the work includes expanding the library to increase the space and the service offering. In addition, the facilities of the cultural centre will be redeveloped and expanded to add a room that will serve as a creative space and presentation venue. This will make the Aurèle-Dubois cultural space accessible to a greater number of people and will enhance the cultural offering in Montérégie.
In the context of this project, the Government of Canada is investing over $5.4 million through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The Government of Quebec is also investing over $5.4 million through its Cultural Infrastructure Development Assistance Program (PADIC). The City of Beloeil will contribute over $4.5 million to the project.
The remaining envelope of $16,635,890 will be allocated to nine other renovation and redevelopment projects for municipal libraries across Quebec. Further announcements will follow.