Funding boost will benefit Montreal airport projects
Jan. 14, 2015, Montreal - Aeroports de Montreal (ADM) enthusiastically welcomes the announcement by the Government of Quebec and the Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec, which paves the way for a new and innovative framework for future financing and completion of major infrastructure projects in the province.
ADM is also delighted to learn that priority is being given to a public-transit system linking downtown Montreal, Montreal-Trudeau International Airport and the West Island, a project in which the airport authority has invested significant effort for more than a decade and that is absolutely essential to the future of airport operations and the development of air services in Montreal.
ADM also congratulates the Couillard government for its vision and the Caisse de depot et placement for its leadership with regard to this paradigm shift in the financing and undertaking of major infrastructure projects. It is a change that is totally necessary, given the current context of Quebec’s public finances.
Lastly, ADM notes with much optimism the support of the business community and other stakeholders for this historic agreement, which will help ensure that Montreal gains public-transit infrastructures that are both modern and efficient.