On Wednesday, Justin Trudeau stopped his Caspian voyage in Berkeley, where he unveiled an eagerly awaited action plan to repair the island’s main fishing port, Cape Aux-Mules. Limited to several months due to structural issues.
In particular, Transport Canada plans to install a vessel within the next fishing season.
Next, our government will conduct a study to determine what repair work needs to be done to allow the wharf to continue to serve the local community., Said Justin Trudeau. The work is scheduled to begin after the 2022 fishing season.
A The action plan was requested for several months With medallions, to be connected with them Significant restrictions on the Cape-Ox-Mules wharf Since March. In particular, 11 of the 24 Mooring Pollards are condemned, and the loading of heavy vehicles and cranes is prohibited.
In addition, Ottawa removes the Cape-Ox-Mules port from the list of ports to be handed over by the federal government under the Port Facility Transfer Program. The federal government is reaffirming its long-term commitment to ensuring Wharf’s credibility.
Jonathan Lapierre, Mayor of the Magdalen Islands, who was almost present at the meeting, was delighted with the announcement.
For us, this is the heart, it is the lungs of the community of the islands and today is the strongest signal that you are sending to our community first, but for all government partners Cape-Ox Harbor Meals belongs to the federation, again and again, He insisted.
Mayor Lobier Demanded the withdrawal of this from 2019 onwards. He believes the project will reassure fishermen and is an important step in better planning the entire port area.
For his part, Jocelyn Therial, chairman of the Port Users Group, is pleased with this withdrawal, but considers the option of a barrage impossible.
With the prevailing Easter wind and the opening of the Cape-Aux-Mules harbor, the storm will escalate, taking the tugboats that keep CDMA boats in place., he said.
The port is small and we know a park moves a lot, so we didn’t see how to set up a cliff in the middle of the Cape-Aux-Mules harbor to provide other space, which is unthinkable.
Mr. Theriold expressed his concerns to the Prime Minister and first asked him to strengthen the Pollards.
He was also disappointed that no announcement was made about the slipway repair.
Other announcements are planned
Today, it will announce $ 54 million in loans to the LM Wind Power Wind Turbine Blade plant in Caspian, Ottawa and Quebec City. The federal stake will be $ 25 million and the Legalt government’s stake will be $ 29 million (including a pardoning $ 15 million).
This incentive will create 200 jobs.
If an election is held, the Trudeau government will fight to ride the Caspian-Les El-de-La-Madeleine, represented by Minister Diane LeBautier. It competed fiercely with Black Cubacos in the last election.
Also, Prime Minister Trudeau is expected to be in Montreal on Thursday for an important announcement regarding the aeronautics sector. In the last federal budget, $ 2 billion was allocated to this industry. By Thursday, the use of this aid should be detailed.
The Trudeau government hopes that many jobs will be made profitable in the aeronautics sector on the South Coast and North Coast (Montreal).