13 December 2010
Thetford Mines, Quebec
The Harper Government is committed to building and modernizing infrastructure to help create jobs and economic growth in Canada’s communities and regions.
To that end, the Harper Government will invest up to $18.1 million over two years toward the construction of a pipeline between Vallée-Jonction and Thetford Mines, Quebec. This investment will ensure a source of safe, inexpensive energy, thereby spurring the economic development of Thetford Mines and of the surrounding communities.
Construction of the pipeline will help diversify the municipal economy as well as help create jobs and economic growth by making local businesses more competitive, attracting investment and encouraging other businesses to set up shop in the region.
Gaz Métro, the leading natural gas distributor in Quebec, could spend $6.6 million on this project. The total cost is expected to be $24.7 million.