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The quality of Canada’s transportation infrastructure and the efficiency of the country’s trade corridors are key to the success of Canadian companies in the global marketplace. The Government of Canada invests in infrastructure projects that create quality, middle-class jobs and support economic growth.
Marc Garneau, minister of Transport, announced a major investment of $50 million to improve air freight and logistics at the International Aerocity of Mirabel to help local businesses compete by moving Canadian goods to international markets.
The work includes refurbishing and extending the main apron to a cargo apron; improving the road network in the area for easier access to the new cargo apron and to increase aircraft parking capacity; and building 20,000 square metres of warehouse space dedicated to air freight and logistics.
This project will support the increase of Canadian goods exported overseas markets by providing Montreal Airport with the necessary facilities in Mirabel to accommodate growth in export and import volumes of goods. This investment will have important economic benefits for Canadians and create quality middle-class jobs during construction.
The Government of Canada is supporting infrastructure projects that contribute most to Canada’s success in international trade. Trade diversification is a key component of the National Trade Corridors Fund, through projects that:
- improve the performance of the transportation system to increase the value and volume of goods exported from Canada to overseas markets; and
- generate new overseas trade as a result of the investment.
“Our government is proud to invest in this infrastructure that plays a key role for Canada’s economy. By investing in our transportation and trade corridors we are stimulating economic growth and creating quality middle-class jobs,” said Garneau.