Mr. Speaker, last week, the Government of Canada announced two important projects for the economy of the Montreal region.
As mentioned last Thursday by the federal transport minister, the Government of Canada will be investing approximately $7 million in a preliminary design study for a light rail transit system on the ice control structure of the Champlain Bridge.
The following day, the government announced it was providing funding for another project, this time $120 million to renovate the deck of the Jacques-Cartier Bridge in Montreal.
These projects should largely resolve the traffic problems on these bridges.
I am delighted at these initiatives, which will improve the quality of life of residents of the South Shore, and particularly of those in the riding of Saint-Lambert.