Larry Maguire getting results for Southwestern Manitoba
Brandon, MB - Larry Maguire, Member of Parliament for Brandon-Souris, was joined 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.
Maguire said, "This is an exciting day for Southwestern Manitoba! Since the first Westjet Encore Bombardier Q400 landed at McGill Field, passengers from across Westman have been taking full advantage of this wonderful service. This terminal and regular air service offers us all a connection to Calgary and beyond while bringing tourists, family members and business people directly to Westman."
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.
"I will continue to be a strong voice for our region and gets results for Southwestern Manitoba. I cannot stress enough how this project will contribute to the economic growth and productivity of the region - It will benefit families and it will help create jobs," concluded Maguire.
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.
"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," said Shari Decter Hirst, Mayor of Brandon.
- The Government of Canada is conditionally setting aside up to one-third of eligible costs, to a maximum of $2,906,200 for this project under the New Building Canada Fund's Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component-National and Regional Projects. This funding is conditional on the project meeting applicable federal eligibility requirements with respect to the New Building Canada Fund and the signing of a contribution agreement.
- The Government of Manitoba will provide one-third of eligible costs up $2,906,200.
- The City of Brandon will provide the remaining one-third of eligible costs (as well as any ineligible costs and costs overruns), for a contribution of $2,981,200. The total estimated cost for this project is $8,793,600.