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COPA Urges Transport Minister to Intervene in Mascouche Airport’s Future

 

Mascouche airport in Montreal is known as one of the busiest non-towered airports in Canada. It has been a political football for many years, and in this election year for the City it appears to be yet again on the chopping block. In a strong letter to the federal Minister of Transport, COPA President Kevin Psutka urged him to take a leadership role, given his responsibility for the national air transportation system, and intervene to save this important airport. Psutka also reminded the Minister that the National Airports Policy (http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/programs/airports-policy-menu-71.htm) does anything but protect the system and the current situation in Montreal, as well as other major cities like Edmonton and Toronto, illustrate that the National Airports Policy should be reviewed before the system is dismantled by local politicians who do not understand or care about the value of these assets.

 

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