As a manager of important infrastructure, The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (the Corporation) is a federal Crown corporation established in 1978 that is responsible for the Jacques Cartier Bridge, the Champlain Bridge, the original Champlain Bridge Ice Control Structure, the Île des Sœurs Bypass Bridge, the federal sections of Bonaventure Expressway and the Honoré Mercier Bridge, as well as the Melocheville Tunnel.
Every day, the Corporation ensures a safe drive for thousands of users by managing, maintaining and repairing this important infrastructure for Greater Montreal. The Corporation also ensures that these critical structures remain safe, fully functional and aesthetically pleasing both today and in the future. It conducts construction, rehabilitation and reinforcement projects on the infrastructure under its responsibility and oversees the operation and maintenance of these structures.
The Corporation reports to Parliament through the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities. It is mainly financed through parliamentary appropriations, but it also receives revenue to a lesser extent from other sources, such as leases and permits.
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Values and ethics code
In 2019, the Corporation has adopted a Values and Ethics Code (hereinafter “Code”) for all its employees. The Code sets out the values and rules of ethics to be observed as well as the behaviours to be adopted for a healthy, orderly, safe and productive work environment, to enable the Corporation to fulfill its mission.
The Code is intended to promote respectful relationships with others, good stewardship over the Corporation’s property and information, honest, ethical, responsible and moral conduct and a culture of excellence.
The respect of the Corporation’s values and of the expected behaviours provided in the Code is a condition of employment for all employees.
One of the bridge’s six lanes is reserved for buses to go against traffic during rush hour.
This innovative solution is initially temporary but now transports 30,000 people during peak times.
Start of program to clean and paint the entire steel structure. Spanning 15 years and covering a surface area of 450,000 m2, this is the largest project of its kind in Canada.