MONT-JOLI, QC, Feb. 6 /CNW Telbec/ - Travellers at the Mont-Joli Airport
will benefit from a safety improvement project thanks to the Government of
Canada's Airports Capital Assistance Program, the Honourable Christian
Paradis, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, and Regional
Minister for Quebec, announced today.
"Investing in the safety of our airports is a win-win for Canadians,"
said John Baird, Canada's Transport Minister. "By investing in these projects
we are taking action to increase safety at airports, contribute to trade and
tourism, and help boost local economies."
The project involves purchasing a snow plow truck with a spreader. This
improvement will help ensure that the Mont-Joli Airport remains a safe and
"Our government's number one priority is the health and safety of
Canadians, and we are proud to be partners in improving air safety across
Quebec and the country," said Minister Paradis. "This funding will not only
improve safety at the Mont-Joli Airport but also enhance the economic
potential of the region's air services industry."
The Airports Capital Assistance Program (ACAP) finances capital projects
related to safety, asset protection and operating cost reduction. Eligible
airports must have year-round regularly scheduled passenger service with a
minimum of 1,000 passengers each year over the most recent three consecutive
years, they must meet Transport Canada airport certification requirements and
they cannot be owned or operated by the Government of Canada.
Since ACAP started in 1995, including today's announcements, the
Government of Canada has invested a total of $489 million for 598 projects at
167 airports. Over 99 per cent of these projects were airside projects.
The Mont-Joli Airport is owned by the Régie intermunicipale de l'aéroport
regional de Mont-Joli. Regularly scheduled passenger service is provided by
Air Canada Jazz, Pascan Aviation and Exact Air.
Federal funding for this project is provided for in the existing
For further information:
For further information: Chris Day, Press Secretary, Office of Transport
Minister John Baird, Ottawa, (613) 991-0700; Media Relations, Transport
Canada, Ottawa, (613) 993-0055; Transport Canada is online at www.tc.gc.ca.
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