Statement by Monette Pasher, interim president, Canadian Airports Council on the April 7, 2022 federal budget

April 7th, 2022

Ottawa ON

“Canada’s airports have become an increasingly important part of Canada’s supply chain and transportation network and are pleased that today’s federal budget has allocated $450 million towards supporting supply chain projects through the National Trade Corridors Fund.

“However, it is unfortunate that the budget did not include additional measures to support airports as they are just beginning to tackle the $3 billion in new debt they accumulated during the pandemic-related government travel lockdowns. There is still a long way for them to go to recover what they have lost.

“Airports play an essential role in ensuring regional connectivity, delivering essential cargo and enabling local tourism and trade.  If Canada wants to rebuild a competitive, resilient and sustainable aviation and airport network, it will need the active engagement of all partners, including the federal government.”



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Monette Pasher

902 802 5651