Ottawa follows referendum results, quashes aerodrome [CTV News, 30/08/19]
Ottawa blocked the construction of the proposed Saint-Roch-de-l’Achigan aerodrome following an overwhelming no voted against it in a referendum earlier this month.
Federal Minister of Transport Marc Garneau announced Friday morning the proposed project would not go ahead.
He cited ‘gaps’ in the consultation process and ‘lack of clarity’ about the impact on the community to justify his decision.
The referendum in the municipality of Lanaudiere came out almost unanimously against the project with 96 per cent voting against the aerodrome.