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MPs Serré and Lefebvre announce $261,901 in funding for the Greater Sudbury Airport

May 24, 2017 – Greater Sudbury

Government of Canada Investing in Safety at the Greater Sudbury Airport through Transport Canada’s Airports Capital Assistance Program

Canadians, tourists and businesses benefit from safe and well-maintained airports. From visiting friends and family, to traveling to medical appointments, or getting goods to market, we rely on our local and regional airports to support and sustain vibrant communities. These airports also provide essential air services
including community resupply, air ambulance, search and rescue and forest fire response.

Marc Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt and Paul Lefebvre, Member of Parliament for Sudbury, on behalf of the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, today announced the government’s $261,901 investment in a project to replace apron flood lighting and upgrade constant current regulators at the Greater
Sudbury Airport. The constant current regulator panels supply power and control all airfield signs, navigation aids and airfield lighting.The funding comes through Transport Canada’s Airports Capital Assistance Program (ACAP). Since the
Program’s launch in 1995, the Government of Canada has provided more than $781 million for 898 projects at 182 airports across the country.

Quotes

“The Greater Sudbury Airport is a vital link for residents and businesses in this region. This project will help ensure continued safe airport operation for passengers, flight crews, employees, and medical evacuation and forest fire fighting activities, while contributing to the community’s economic and social well-being.”
Marc Serré
Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt

“The safety of passengers and employees at our airports is paramount importance to our government, and these investments will ensure the Greater Sudbury Airport will continue to operate safely and efficiently as a vital regional transportation link for residents and businesses”
Paul Lefebvre
Member of Parliament for Sudbury

“The Government of Canada recognizes that safe and efficient airports are vital to the economic and social well-being of smaller communities. In addition to supporting personal travel and tourism, local and regional airports are key connectors for business, health care, social services, and emerging resource development
sectors. Our investments help improve access to safe and efficient air transportation options, and deliver on our promise to help build safer, healthier, and stronger communities across Canada.”
The Honourable Marc Garneau
Minister of Transport

“We are extremely pleased and appreciative of the ongoing financial support provided under Transport Canada’s Airports Capital Assistance Program.The generous contribution of $261,901 will enable the airport to meet safety requirements and ensure we can provide the safest experience for all passengers, travellers,
staff and airport community.”
Todd Tripp
CEO, Greater Sudbury Airport

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Contacts:

Amélie Cyr
Special Assistant
Marc Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt
(705) 897-2222
marc.serre.c1a@parl.gc.ca

Mike Whitehouse
Constituency Manager
Paul Lefebvre, Member of Parliament for Sudbury
(705) 673-7101
paul.lefebvre.c1@parl.gc.ca