Is the North Being Grounded? The Case for Intergovernmental Investment in Northern Ontario's Airports
December 2015 | Erin Estok
The latest briefing note released by Northern Policy Institute looks at a new airport funding model that could ensure remote communities remain viable and economically competitive. Prepared by former Northern Policy Institute intern, Erin Estok, Is the North Being Grounded? The Case for Intergovernmental Investment in Northern Ontario’s Airports, argues that an intergovernmental investment partnership model will help enhance airport infrastructures in the region.
Airports in the north, particularly small airports in remote communities, have been struggling financially since the mid-1990s when the federal government handed operations and maintenance responsibilities of airport facilities to local airport authorities.