Blocs want sup­port for Sher­brooke Air­port

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS -

Yes­ter­day, lo­cal Bloc can­di­dates, along with Haut-St-Fran­cois pre­fect Ni­cole Robert, an­nounced that long term sup­port was needed for the Sher­brooke Air­port. “The fed­eral Lib­er­als are the source of the air­port’s fi­nanc­ing prob­lems. Un­der Jean Chre­tien, they gave up the re­spon­si­bil­ity of the air­port to the City of Sher­brooke with­out any fund­ing for long term main­te­nance. The Bloc would like mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties to have the means to main­tain their air­ports. In their po­lit­i­cal plat­form, the Bloc Que­be­cois is the only po­lit­i­cal party in Ot­tawa propos­ing to put in place an aid pro­gram for small air­ports that are man­aged by lo­cal authorities. It must be done with both lo­cal and re­gional play­ers. Re­gional air trans­port is an im­por­tant fac­tor in keep­ing our re­gional econ­omy com­pet­i­tive,” com­mented Comp­tonS­tanstead can­di­date France Bon­sant.

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