Saint-Andre-Avellin, Quebec, May 2 2022 - The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Rural Economic Development and Member of Parliament for Argenteuil-La Petite-Nation, Stephane Lauzon, on behalf of the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, and the Minister of Families, Minister responsible for the Outaouais Region and Member of National Assembly for Papineau, Mathieu Lacombe, are pleased to announce $1,007,100 in funding for the renovation and redevelopment of the Saint-Andre-Avellin municipal library.
Considered the cultural hub of the MRC Papineau, Saint-Andre-Avellin is also one of the service centers of the Outaouais Region. The project provides for the expansion of the town hall to house the library and the acquisition of specialized equipment. The planned size of the library, nearly 460 m, will meet the needs of users. With this new facility, Saint-Andre-Avellin will be able to offer services adapted to various client groups (young people, teenagers, adults, seniors, families) that will contribute to their cultural, social and economic development. It will be an essential place of civic life where spaces for collections, technology and entertainment will be combined, to create a dynamic and lively environment.
For this project, the Government of Canada is investing over $503,550 through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The Government of Quebec is also investing over $503,550 through its Cultural Infrastructure Development Assistance Program (PADIC). The City of Saint-Andre-Avellin will contribute $431,700 to the project.