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New Building Canada Plan Open for Business in Manitoba
August 19, 2014 – Brandon, Manitoba – Infrastructure Canada
Larry Maguire, Member of Parliament for Brandon—Souris, was joined today by Greg Selinger, the Premier of Manitoba, and by Shari Decter Hirst, Mayor of Brandon, to announce that the Government of Canada has conditionally set aside up to $2.9 million for the Brandon Municipal Airport Passenger Terminal Redevelopment project at McGill Field, the second eligible project in Manitoba under the New Building Canada Fund.
The project involves renovating and expanding the existing terminal to improve passenger flow and accommodate future growth needs. It will also enhance safety and security for passengers and employees alike by increasing traveller and baggage capacities in processing and secure areas. Additionally, the project will help improve the airport’s information technology infrastructure by installing fibre broadband to allow for fast and reliable broadband connectivity.
The New Building Canada Plan is the largest and longest federal infrastructure plan in Canada’s history. This unprecedented commitment will provide $53 billion over the next decade to support provincial, territorial and municipal infrastructure.
Over the next ten years, Manitoba will benefit from approximately $1.2 billion in dedicated federal funding, including almost $467 million under the New Building Canada Fund.
“Brandon and the surrounding area have seen unprecedented growth over the last several years. Increased passenger traffic from WestJet’s newly established flight service to Brandon is supporting increased regional investment, and our support for infrastructure projects such as this will help create good jobs for families.”
– Greg Selinger, Premier of Manitoba
“Our Government’s support for public infrastructure has never been stronger. We are pleased to work with the City of Brandon and the Province of Manitoba to approve projects under the New Building Canada Plan, to ensure that infrastructure funding continues to flow in Manitoba. Our Government is focused on creating jobs and building strong communities across Canada. We are proud to invest in the Airport Passenger Terminal Redevelopment project at McGill Field which will make it easier to travel and do business in southwestern Manitoba.”
– Larry Maguire, Member of Parliament for Brandon-Souris
“Expansion of our Municipal Airport is truly the lynchpin in terms of creating a regional hub for passenger air travel in southwestern Manitoba. We are a growing, thriving, modern community and, soon, we will have an airport that reflects that and also positions us well for continued growth and prosperity.”
– Shari Decter Hirst, Mayor of Brandon
Office of the Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and
Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec
Manitoba Cabinet Communications
Director of Communications
City of Brandon