Regarding the inukshuk from yesterday, the only information I could find was that it was a commissioned work for one of the airlines that operates out of the airport and serves communities in the far northern stretches of the country.
Macdonald-Cartier International sees both domestic and international traffic operating on site. Being out of the urban limits by and large allows for a lot of space.
This was the reason I came down to the airport. Down on the arrivals floor, visitors are greeted by this pair of statues of the two men the airport is named after. Fathers Of Confederation Sir John A. Macdonald and Sir George-Etienne Cartier look quite welcoming to the newcomer, and the sculptor has rendered them both dignified and quite relaxed. You can learn more about each man here and here.