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Prime Minister opens London cargo terminal

Sept. 3, 2010, London, Ont. - Prime Minister Stephen Harper today officially opened the new cargo terminal at London Internationa lAirport, which will create new jobs and provide lasting infrastructure for the region’s long-term growth.


September 3, 2010
By Carey Fredericks

This new cargo terminal will help the City become a leading transportation hub, and will be critical to London’s future as a major North American and international gateway,” Prime Minister Harper said.  “This project is a perfect example of how a well-timed investment can create construction jobs in the short-term while providing lasting infrastructure for longer-term prosperity and growth.”
 
The Foreign Trade Cargo Complex will create more than 150 permanent jobs for London in freight handling, packing, logistics, customs activities and trucking.  The new cargo terminal will also help regional businesses in London and the area by providing greater opportunity to access and compete in international markets.  The project was built on time and under budget.
 
“Even though Canada has done far better than other advanced countries during this economic recession, nothing can be taken for granted,” Prime Minister Harper added.  “That is why our Government will continue to focus on the economy and job creation, and continue implementing Canada’s Economic Action Plan.”