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New airport cargo terminal will boost Hamilton’s economy

Nov. 10, 2014, Hamilton, Ont. - Politicians and executives gathered at the Hamilton airport on Friday to do an official groundbreaking for the new $12-million cargo terminal they hailed as a job maker for the region.


November 10, 2014
By CBC News

Federal, provincial and local politicians heaped praise on the new 70,000 square foot facility at the John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport, which will allow carriers to transport animals, fruits and vegetables, pharmaceuticals and other fragile and climate-controlled goods.

The terminal “will help the region’s economy remain competitive and be well positioned in the future,” said Ted McMeekin, Ontario Minister of Municipal Affairs and MPP for Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale.

“I’m really darn proud of my city when I see things like this happening.”

Mayor Bob Bratina said the city’s objective is to become “the greatest city in the country, and we’re achieving that.”

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Frank Scremin, the airport’s president and CEO, said work crews have nearly finished the concrete foundation on the new terminal. It’s due to open in April 2015.