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In a joint letter to the Prime Minister of Canada, Canada’s National and Regional Associations made a joint submission to the Prime Minister.  The following is a summary of requests to government from the combined aviation businesses that are represented by the associations for short-term relief as a matter of urgency:

  • An extension to the Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy set to expire June 5th
  • Financial support for all of Canada’s air operators, airports, maintenance, repair and overhaul organizations, and flight training units devastated by the impact of COVID19
  • Ensure that all airports, regardless of ownership model, are eligible for all support programs implemented to combat COVID-19
  • A suspension of all federal excise and carbon taxes on jet fuel and av gas
  • Federal financial assistance for air navigation charges incurred for flights flown during this pandemic period
  • A suspension of passenger ATSC charges for flights flown during this pandemic period
  • Extended rent relief for National Airport Systems airports
  • Extend the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) program to all airports, regardless of ownership model, helping Canada’s air operators, flight training units and airports
  • Subsidies to support upskilling and reskilling of our workforce
  • An extension of the deferrals on current regulatory implementation and consultation processes that are not related to the pandemic

Read the letter

As you probably know, the Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) has recently been extended to August 29 2020, since the letter was delivered to the PM.