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Government of Canada invests in safety at St. Andrews Airport

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No. H123/13
For release - September 26, 2013

Government of Canada invests in safety at St.

Andrews Airport
James Bezan, Member of Parliament for Selkirk—Interlake

ST. ANDREWS, MANITOBA — James Bezan, Member of Parliament for Selkirk—Interlake, on behalf of the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced funding for an important safety improvement project at the St. Andrews Airport.

The St. Andrews Airport is receiving $203,784, through the Airports Capital Assistance Program (ACAP), for the replacement of a plow truck for the removal of snow which will help maintain the safe operation of the airfield for both passengers and employees.

“The St. Andrews Airport is an important aviation hub for local residents, businesses, trade and tourism,” said MP Bezan. “This funding will enhance the safety of all those who use this airport, especially the communities and businesses in this region.”

“St. Andrews is very appreciative of this funding from the Government of Canada which will enhance the safety and viability of our airport,” said Reeve Don Forfar. “The St. Andrews Airport contributes significantly to the economy of our municipality and to the economy of our province, and this is an excellent example of two orders of government working together for the benefit of our citizens.”

To date, through ACAP, the St. Andrews Airport has received more than $3 million for nine projects, including today’s announcement. Since the program started, the Government of Canada has invested more than $608 million for 757 projects at 174 airports. Improvements include purchasing/replacing heavy airside mobile equipment; installing wildlife fencing; and rehabilitating runway pavements, airfield lighting and electrical systems.

Canada's Economic Action Plan provides new opportunities for growth, job creation and long-term prosperity. Thanks to the Government of Canada's leadership and strong economic and financial fundamentals, the Canadian economy has recovered from the global recession better than most other industrialized countries. Canada has been a leader among G-7 countries throughout the recovery with over one million net new jobs created since July 2009.

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Contacts:

Ashley Kelahear
Senior Communications Advisor
Office of the Honourable Lisa Raitt
Minister of Transport, Ottawa
613-991-0700

Media Relations
Transport Canada, Ottawa
613-993-0055

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Date modified:
2013-10-02
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