OTTAWA, Aug. 26 /CNW/ - Today, Daniel Petit, Member of Parliament for
Charlesbourg—Haute-Saint-Charles, on behalf of the Honourable Chuck
Strahl, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, announced
that the Saint-Hubert Airport will benefit from a Government of Canada
investment in important safety upgrades. MP Petit announced the
investment of $664,050 to replace a runway sweeper and purchase a
self-propelled snow blower at the airport as part of the Airports
Capital Assistance Program (ACAP).
"The safety of Canadians who work at and use airports is important for
our government," said MP Petit. "Thanks to the safety upgrades announced
today, the Saint-Hubert Airport can continue to provide excellent, safe
and efficient service to passengers and businesses in the communities it
"We are pleased to have acquired this new equipment thanks to the
Airports Capital Assistance Program," said Mr. Pierre-Hugues Miller,
president of the Développement Aéroport Saint-Hubert de Longueuil. "The
upgrades would not have been possible without the Government of Canada's
To date, the Government of Canada has invested a total of $535 million
for 651 projects at 170 airports through ACAP.
These improvements will be funded in 2010-2011 under ACAP. This year,
the Government of Canada will invest more than $42 million in
safety-related improvements at airports across Canada.
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