January 6, 2022 Baie-Comeau, Quebec Transports Canada
Canada’s ports contribute to economic prosperity and job creation in the communities and regions they serve. Transferring local ports makes it possible to more fully develop their potential based on the needs of current users, develop new activities, and involve users and partners from the area in the management of these ports.
The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Québec Lieutenant, on behalf of the Honourable Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport, announced today that Transport Canada has officially transferred the Baie-Comeau port facilities to the Baie-Comeau Port Corporation. In addition to transferring the port facilities, the Government of Canada has allocated $44.7 million to the Corporation to cover future costs of operating and maintaining the port facilities.
This transfer puts control of the port facilities directly into the hands of the community, which will support the local economy and contribute to job creation and tourism development opportunities that will benefit local businesses, port facility users, and the entire region.
The Baie-Comeau port facilities have been transferred under Transports Canada’s Ports Asset Transfer Program.