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St-Hubert airport gets financial boost from feds

MONTREAL — The airport in St-Hubert got a financial boost on Monday as Federal Infrastructure Minister Denis Lebel announced an additional $17 million of funding over the next three years.

Denis Lebel in St-Hubert to announce federal funding for the airport on March 2, 2015.
Denis Lebel in St-Hubert to announce federal funding for the airport on March 2, 2015. Marc-Alain Trudeau/Global News

With Longueuil Mayor Caroline St-Hilaire at his side, Lebel said the money would go towards repairing one runway and three taxiways. The additional funds would also go towards improving the airfield drainage systems and electrical enhancements.

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Denis Lebel with the Longueuil mayor in St-Hubert to announce federal funding for the airport on March 2, 2015.
Denis Lebel with the Longueuil mayor in St-Hubert to announce federal funding for the airport on March 2, 2015. Marc-Alain Trudeau/Global News

Lebel said that he hoped these improvements would increase safety at the airport.

The funding comes via the federal Transport Canada’s Airports Capital Assistance Program.