St-Hubert Airport: A heartfelt appeal - The Liberal Party of Canada response

SAINT-HUBERT, QC, April 28 /CNW Telbec/ - On Tuesday, April 26, 2011, Michel Picard, the Liberal Party of Canada candidate for the riding of Saint-Bruno - Saint-Hubert, accompanied by the Honourable Marlene Jennings and MPs Marc Garneau and Alexandra Mendes, met with citizen committees from the two cities and the general population to hear their comments, complaints and demands regarding airport-traffic noise. Mindful of their dismay over the noise issue, the Liberal team rallied to the citizens' cause by providing them with a copy of the recommendations in the parliamentary committee report submitted by Ms. Jennings.

There is another heartfelt appeal from the aviation community, an article written by John McKenna, the President and CEO of the Air Transport Association of Canada.

"It seems obvious the real intentions of DASH-L were set from the start," he notes. "Since the transfer in 2004, the new operators of the airport have not rented any of the 420,000 square metres available for use, even though there are many requests pending."

« …anyone that wants to change the vocation of this outstanding airport facility, which was obtained for the modest sum of $1, would be acting in their own financial interest rather than respecting the wishes of the population and the intentions of the federal government."

The Liberal Party of Canada, under the initiative of Michel Picard, has clearly conveyed its stance on the issue, in local newspapers as well as in meetings with the major parties involved in the airport and in conversations with citizens. Basically, pertaining to the airport, Mr. Picard proposes a long-term approach from the standpoint of the economic development of the surrounding cities, but especially from the perspective of an integrated project that simultaneously incorporates the cities' interest in developing their economic activities, the usefulness of operating an airport to which a public transportation system can be combined, and, most of all, a development that is harmonious with the population as a whole.  

Michel Picard intends to collaborate with all parties involved to attain these objectives and make the region more economically attractive.

SOURCE Liberal Party of Canada

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