Michele McKenzie weighs in

Potentially having a commercial airport set up in the Inverness area has caused a fair bit of public conversation in the last few weeks, and last week a representative tapped The Reporter on the shoulder, asking to share her thoughts.

“What I’m really trying to communicate is the great opportunity I see emerging around the tourism cluster in Western Cape Breton, and the importance of air access to achieving that potential” said Michel McKenzie, the former Deputy Minister of the Nova Scotia Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage, and the past President and CEO of the Canadian Tourism Commission (now Destination Canada).

“Convenient point-to-point access is becoming key to competitiveness in destination development. That’s really where I see opportunity of having an airport in Inverness.”

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