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Quebec universities, CEGEPs get $730M for renovations

The money is slated for maintenance and renovations at CEGEPs and universities across the province.

Deal comes after federal government promised to set up a $2B fund for Canadian universities

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard sign a infrastructure agreement on Dec. 16. (Ryan Remiorz/Canadian Press)

Quebec universities and CEGEPs are about to become a little richer.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard made officially announced on Friday that $730 million in funding is going to post-secondary institutions. Of that amount, the federal government is contributing $385 million.

The money is slated for maintenance and renovations at CEGEPs and universities across the province.

Earlier this year, the Quebec Ministry of Higher Education submitted a proposal to the federal government amounting to $1.2 billion, according to a document from the federation of CEGEPS. The pitch included 134 separate projects.

The deal comes after the federal government promised to set up a $2-billion fund for post-secondary institutions last spring.

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