Chamber Pushes Airport Issues
Prince George, B.C.- The Prince George Chamber of Commerce continues to press for support for the Prince George Airport.
In its presentation to the Select Standing Committee on Finance, Chamber CEO Christy Rae outlined the financial challenge facing YXS because it is on land leased from the Federal Government. That lease means YXS is not eligible for critical infrastructure funding from the Federal Government. She then presented the Chamber’s resolution which calls for all airports in Canada to be eligible for the infrastructure funding.
“”This resolution does cover issues that are under federal jurisdiction, we do realize that” Ray told the Committee, “But we wanted to familiarize you with the issue as it is important to BC communities that have small airports.”
The resolution is the same one presented to the National Chamber of Commerce AGM two weeks ago in Regina where it received 97% approval from delegates.