Sherbrooke, Quebec — Today, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Quebec Lieutenant, and Taneen Rudyk, President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, announced an investment of more than $1.2 million through the Municipal Asset Management Program. Through this investment, 26 communities in Quebec will receive funding to strengthen data-driven decision-making about key infrastructure and ensure long-term infrastructure performance.

  • The City of Sherbrooke is receiving $50,000 to implement an asset management strategy that will cover all asset categories managed by the City’s various departments. In addition, the City will explore criteria or a method that will help it to efficiently prioritize the projects included in the capital budget.
  • The Municipality of Les Cèdres is receiving $50,000 to perform a pavement assessment and a building audit to complete the inventory of its critical assets, in order to develop and submit for approval an asset management policy that will formalize the process.
  • The Municipality of Bégin is receiving $50,000 to start managing its assets by setting the foundations of a solid process, consolidating existing data and gathering missing data, including drainage assets, in order to develop a drainage asset management plan that will support planning and decision-making.

By investing in infrastructure, the Government of Canada is growing our country’s economy, increasing the resiliency of our communities, and improving the lives of Canadians.


“We don't talk about it often enough, but the long-term management of our infrastructure has daily, tangible impacts on our quality of life. Investing to help Quebec's cities manage their infrastructure more effectively not only ensures access to the services we all rely on, but also strengthens our local economies and builds more resilient communities. It is another way through which our government continues to deliver for Quebecers.”

– 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

"From roads and bridges to buildings and wastewater systems – strong asset management is key to building stronger communities. That's why FCM's Municipal Asset Management Program helps communities in Quebec and across the country develop sound asset management practices and conduct data collection and analysis to make better infrastructure investment decisions."

– Taneen Rudyk, President, Federation of Canadian Municipalities

Quick facts

  • The Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP) is designed to assist Canadian municipalities in making infrastructure investment decisions based on reliable data and sound asset management practices.
  • MAMP provides asset management training, funding and information sharing to enable municipalities to access the data needed to plan effectively.
  • The $110-million program, funded by the Government of Canada and delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, has invested so far $65 million in 1,538 municipal asset management projects.
  • Through the Investing in CanadaPlan, the Government of Canada is investing over $180 billion over 12 years in infrastructure projects across Canada.

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Further information on the 26 municipally-led initiatives can be found in the backgrounder.

Associated links

Municipal Asset Management Program
Infrastructure in your Community
Investing in Canada: Canada's Long-Term Infrastructure Plan
Investing in Canada plan project map


For more information (media only), please contact:

Jean-Sébastien Comeau
Press Secretary and Senior Communications Advisor
Office of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc
Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities

FCM Media Relations

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