Canada supports essential air access for remote communities in Nunavut

Transport Canada

Safe and reliable air transportation links are crucial to keep supply chains strong and resilient across Canada’s North. Investments in essential air services will ensure northern and remote communities remain connected and supported with access to essential goods and health services when they need it most.

Today, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Terry Beech, on behalf of the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, announced that the Government of Canada is providing $2.8 million in new funding to the Government of Nunavut to support continued essential air services for remote communities in Nunavut.

This financial contribution will help ensure that remote communities in Nunavut continue to have access to essential goods and services, including food and medical supplies.

This funding, from Transport Canada’s Remote Air Services Program (RASP), is in addition to the more than $30.6 million provided to the Government of Nunavut under the program in 2020 and 2021.

The Governments of Canada and Nunavut will continue to collaborate to ensure essential transportation networks and supply chains for Northern and remote communities are protected for the health, safety, and well-being of its residents.

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