1. Has the government taken steps to provide greatly needed all-weather landing facilities for airplanes, at Fort Chipewyan?
2. Has agreement been entered into with the provincial authorities to secure the best available site, and for the maintenance of a road in fair condition between the said landing strip or field and the townsite of Fort Chipewyan?
Answer by: Mr. MacDonald, Parliamentary
Assistant, for the Minister of Transport:
1 and 2. Yes. Following negotiations, the provincial government has indicated willingness to provide the necessary land and to be responsible for the maintenance of the airport, and to consider maintaining the access road from the village to the airport. Negotiations with the province are continuing and, if concluded successfully, the federal government would be prepared to assist in the provision of the strip.
Topic: ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS
Subtopic: AIRCRAFT LANDING FACILITIES, FORT CHIPEWYAN