MONT-JOLI, QC, Aug. 30 /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 airports in Quebec will again benefit from a Government of Canada
investment in important safety upgrades. This investment is 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. "Today's announcement will allow five
Quebec airports to make safety upgrades that will enable them to keep
providing safe, excellent service to passengers and businesses across
their communities, and will also create jobs that will stimulate our
"It's important for regional airports to have access to these
investments," said Mr. Gilbert Pigeon, president of the Régie
intermunicipale de l'aéroport régional de Mont-Joli. "Our infrastructure
requires important improvements that our regions cannot totally finance."
The Government of Canada investment includes $8,628,423 for the
following safety upgrades:
purchasing of a snowplow truck with a de-icing spreader at Baie-Comeau;
purchasing of a grader at Kuujjuarapik;
upgrading of the Field Electrical Centre and the construction of a
sand storage shed at Mont-Joli;
purchasing of a snowplow truck and a decelerometer at Rouyn-Noranda;
undertaking the major rehabilitation of manoeuvring areas at Salluit.
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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