06/25/2014 10:41 EDT | Updated 08/25/2014 05:59 EDT

Quebec gets $5 billion in federal funds for infrastructure

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Premier Philippe Couillard today signed a renewed funding agreement that will provide $5 billion over the next 10 years for public infrastructure projects across Quebec.

The majority of funds will come from the Federal Gas Tax Fund and primarily benefit municipal infrastructure projects around Quebec.

Couillard also announced that Quebec would contribute an additional $2.5 billion to the fund over the next 10 years.

The money was already expected and today's announcement saw the two government's sign the renewed agreement.

Harper said the Gas Tax Fund provides "predictable, stable and long-term funding" for municipalities across Canada. 

It will also create jobs, the prime minister said.