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New Minister of Transport Appointed

As you may know, on January 12, Minister Marc Garneau was replaced by Omar Alghabra as the Federal Transport Minister. Minister Garneau having occupied the position since 2015, will be assuming new responsibilities as the new Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs. HAC and others in the commercial aviation community welcome Minister Alghabra to the portofolio, but believe that he is facing an industry in crisis. Westjet, Air Canada, NAV CANADA – and virtually all industry segments are facing historic low levels of traffic, and employee layoffs.  All segments of the commercial aviation are pleased with the change – Minister Garneau and the Federal Liberals have been deaf to calls for industry specific financial relief to the commercial aviation community, and have even steadfastly refused to extend the implementation date for new Fatigue Management regulations, even in spite of industry’s circumstances.

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