OTTAWA, June 18 /CNW Telbec/ - The Minister of Public Safety, the
Honourable Stockwell Day, today announced that the Government of Canada has
just entered into a new agreement with the Rivière Rouge/Mont Tremblant
International airport that will include publicly funded border clearance to
passengers and their luggage.
"Providing border clearance services to the Rivière Rouge/Mont Tremblant
International airport will allow the airport to be more competitive by
attracting more international flights," said Minister Day. "This investment of
approximately $100,000 recognizes that the development of small airports
contributes to economic prosperity."
The agreement with the Rivière Rouge/Mont Tremblant International airport
states that clearance services will apply to winter chartered flights and that
any additional requirement for service will be provided on a cost recovery
basis. In addition, the Rivière Rouge/Mont Tremblant International airport has
agreed to repay any outstanding cost recovery fees owed to the Government.
"Publicly funding border services to this airport recognizes the value of
the tourism industry in this region," concluded Minister Day.
An overall review of core services is ongoing. In the meantime, as
further options are considered and decisions are made, the Government of
Canada will continue to offer a service delivery approach that is fair,
transparent and flexible.
For further information:
For further information: Mélisa Leclerc, Director of Communications,
Office of the Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of Public Safety, (613)
991-2863; Canada Border Services Agency, Media Relations, (613) 957-6500