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Safety upgrades for Quebec airports

August 31, 2010, Mont-Joli, Que. - On Monday, Daniel Petit, Member of Parliament for Charlesbourg—Haute-Saint-Charles, on behalf of the Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, announced that airports in Quebec will again benefit from a Government of Canada investment in important safety upgrades.


August 31, 2010
By Carey Fredericks

"The safety of Canadians who work at and use airports is important for our government," said MP Petit. "Today's announcement will allow five Quebecairports to make safety upgrades that will enable them to keep providing safe, excellent service to passengers and businesses across their communities, and will also create jobs that will stimulate our economy."

"It's important for regional airports to have access to these investments," said Mr. Gilbert Pigeon, president of the Régie intermunicipale de l'aéroport régional de Mont-Joli. "Our infrastructure requires important improvements that our regions cannot totally finance."

The Government of Canada investment includes $8,628,423 for the following safety upgrades:

purchasing of a snowplow truck with a de-icing spreader at Baie-Comeau;
purchasing of a grader at Kuujjuarapik;
upgrading of the Field Electrical Centre and the construction of a sand storage shed at Mont-Joli;
purchasing of a snowplow truck and a decelerometer at Rouyn-Noranda; and
undertaking the major rehabilitation of manoeuvring areas at Salluit.