07/22/2013 04:52 EDT | Updated 09/21/2013 05:12 EDT

Federal government promises $60M to help rebuild Lac-Mégantic

The federal government is promising $60 million to help with rebuilding Lac-Mégantic.

Of the $60 million, $25 million will go to refunding the province of Quebec for part of its $60 million contribution to the town rocked by the July 6 train disaster.

The other $35 million is earmarked for helping Lac-Mégantic recover economically.

The province pledged $60 million to the town earlier this month; that brings the combined total of provincial and federal aid to $95 million.

Christian Paradis, MP for the riding of Mégantic-L'Érable and the minister of International Development, was in Lac-Mégantic to announce the federal aid.