March 9, 2022

Ottawa invests in safety at three Quebec airports

Jon Robinson

Lux FBO is a key tenant of St. Hubert Airport. (Photo: Lux)

The Government of Canada on March 4 outlined new safety investments at local and regional airports in Quebec through Transport Canada’s Airports Capital Assistance Program. Three airports in Quebec will receive more than $3.4 million for safety-related projects

La Grande Rivière Airport is receiving $476,000 to purchase a medium-sized snowblower and a runway surface friction tester. Mont-Joli Airport is receiving 451,000 to purchase a grader, a runway condition reporting system and a runway surface friction tester. St-Hubert Airport is receiving $2.5 million to rehabilitate the airport’s field electrical centre and purchase a wet/dry combination material spreader.

“Local and regional airports play an integral role in Canada’s transportation system and are important hubs for the communities they serve,” said Diane Lebouthillier, Canada’s Minister of National Revenue.

This funding is in addition to the more than $24.8 million announced under the program in May 2021 to support safety-related projects at the Gaspé, La Grande Rivière, Mont-Joli and St. Hubert airports.

Since the Airports Capital Assistance Program started in 1995, the Government of Canada has invested over $1.2 billion for 1,215 projects at 199 local, regional and National Airports System airports across the country.