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2014 budget
2014 budget

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Budget 2014
(in French only)

Programme triennal d'immobilisations
(in French only)

A Transition Budget

On December 17, Gatineau Municipal Council adopted a $526 million balanced budget for 2014. Gatineau intends to maintain its level of services and manage its growth with a minimal tax increase.

In terms of the average residential tax bill, the 2014 increase is equivalent to 2.9%, or $67, taking into account the $4.60 reduction in the residential levy for residual materials management, which drops from $128.96 to $124.36.

Of this 2.9%, 1% represents the dedicated infrastructure tax, and 1.9% will go to increase the tax base, in essence the equivalent of the Bank of Canada's consumer price index “target”.

Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin
Mayor of Gatineau


Service improvements

  • A $3.7 million increase in the assessed contribution to the Société de transport de l'Outaouais (STO), for a total of $51.3 million. Of this $3.7 million, $1.4 million will go towards the adjustments required for the Rapibus.
  • A $1.2 million increase for new equipment and 13 firefighters under the fire safety cover plan.
  • A $590,000 contribution to complete the implementation of the police organization plan.
  • $229,000 to the Heritage Policy and the Cultural Policy, and for celebrations and festival.
  • $300,000 to the Policy on Social Development.
  • $925,000  to purchase additional ice time and time on the synthetic surface at the centre Branchaud-Brière.
  • $250,000 for the emerald ash borer management plan.

Infrastructure investments

Close to $96 million for municipal infrastructures, in particular:

  • $26 million for road improvements;
  • $22 million for the water supply and sewer systems;
  • $16.2 million in water and wastewater treatment plants;
  • $12.2 million for municipal building maintenance;
  • $5 million for the replacement and purchase of vehicles and equipment;
  • $3.5 million for parks and green spaces;
  • $1.8 million for recreational pathways;
  • $1.2 million for the Programme Rénovation Québec (PRQ); and
  • $2.1 million for 125 social housing units under the AccèsLogis Québec program.

Summary of revenues*


Summary of expenditures*

*Amounts adjusted to take into account the impact of the amendment to the QST refund that comes into effect on January 1, 2014.

About Gatineau

Recognized for its quality of life, Gatineau is a city of 292,000 inhabitants. It is located on the north shore of the Ottawa River, and extends east and west of the Gatineau River.

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