Quebec hopes $175M land decontamination fund spurs investments in economy, environment - Montreal - CBC News

By CBC News Ottawa, April 9, 2017

Quebec is setting aside $175 million over the next five years to decontaminate valuable land that has been sitting vacant for years.

Environment Minister David Heurtel said the money will help protect the environment and stimulate local economies at a news conference in Montreal on Sunday.

According to Heurtel, $120 million will be dedicated to decontaminating land that is owned by the province. The remaining $55 million will go into a fund that will be used to subsidize the cost of decontamination for municipalities and private property owners.

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