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HAC recently raised issues with respect to a BC Government publication Protecting Workers, Contractors and Employers Working in the Natural Resource Sector during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

For HAC and its members, the document raised a variety of issues relating to the interprovincial movement of helicopters; the Federal Government’s constitutional jurisdiction over Aeronautics; and requirements set out in the document that was inconsistent with Federal law. Furthermore, the document prescribed requirements for equipment that were difficult or impossible for operators to achieve on short notice – including a requirement for cockpit-cabin barriers during fire fighting operations. In response to the Association’s concerns, the document is in the process of being amended to resolve the inconsistencies.

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