MOOSONEE. ON, May 22, 2013 /CNW/ - Greg Rickford, Member of Parliament
for Kenora, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of
Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Minister of the Economic
Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, and Minister of
Intergovernmental Affairs, today announced funding for an important safety improvement project at
the Moosonee Airport.
The Moosonee Airport is receiving $37,517 through the Airports Capital Assistance Program (ACAP) to purchase an
electronic runway condition reporting system. This new system will
provide timely, accurate and precise wireless reporting and recording
of runway conditions.
"Our government understands the special safety needs and the importance
of an effective airport network across Northern Ontario's vast region.
The Moosonee Airport is a vital gateway for local residents,
businesses, trade and tourism," said MP Rickford. "This funding will
enhance the safety of all those who use this airport, especially the
communities and businesses in Northern Ontario."
"On behalf of the Town of Moosonee, we appreciate the continued support
of Transport Canada," said Mayor Victor Mitchell. "The Town of
Moosonee's Airport is a regional hub of air transportation in the James
Bay Coast, and continues to grow in air traffic as mineral and economic
opportunities increase in the area. The electronic runway condition
reporting system funding from ACAP will greatly enhance the safety of
our airport traffic."
To date, through ACAP, the Moosonee Airport has received more than $7.3
million for 14 projects, including today's announcement. Since the
program started, the Government of Canada has invested more than $606
million for 746 projects at 174 airports. Improvements include
purchasing/replacing heavy airside mobile equipment; installing
wildlife fencing; and rehabilitating runway pavements, airfield
lighting and electrical systems.
Canada's Economic Action Plan provides new opportunities for growth, job
creation and long-term prosperity. Thanks to the Government of
Canada's leadership and our strong economic and financial fundamentals,
the Canadian economy has recovered from the global recession better
than most other industrialized countries. Canada has been a leader
among G-7 countries throughout the recovery with more than 910,000 net
new jobs created since July 2009.
SOURCE: Transport Canada
For further information:
Press Secretary Office of the Honourable Denis Lebel
Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and
Communities, and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Ottawa
Transport Canada, Ottawa
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