Since being elected in 2015, the federal government has made major infrastructure investments of over $46 million in Compton–Stanstead and Sherbrooke for various projects. These sums, invested in our region, are part of Phase 1 of the Investing in Canada plan. This plan will double infrastructure investment in Canada by providing $186 billion over 12 years.
Whether it municipal infrastructure, such as a new performing arts venue for youth in Sherbrooke, the replacement of drinking water pipes and renovation of wastewater treatment stations in Weedon and Stanstead or the updating of the Gérard Couillard recreation centre in Coaticook, it’s over $13 million which has been allocated to these municipalities to complete major work projects.
Investments of over $9 million led to the construction of new social housing in towns such as Coaticook and the Lennoxville and Fleurimont boroughs of Sherbrooke. This social housing was built in order to meet the needs of people with disabilities, those dealing with mental health issues and modest income families.
Sherbrooke’s public transit system received over $8 million in order to improve and move riders more efficiently.
Furthermore, the University of Sherbrooke and Bishop’s University received more than $16 million in federal funding for various knowledge infrastructure projects to support and improve their research functions.
On October 5th 2018, MP Bibeau met with her riding’s elected officials and stakeholders to inform them about the upcoming infrastructure programs in the Phase 2 of the Investing in Canada plan: “It’s important for me to meet with the elected officials in Compton-Stanstead to not only better understand their needs and priorities but to accompany them in their projects as well.”