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Minister Garneau to reveal transport plan in ‘major speech’ Nov. 3

By Kristen Shane      

The transport minister also responds to concerns over new rules that mean pilots no longer have to fly an aircraft to maintain a valid licence.

Transport Minister Marc Garneau is under a lot of pressure to lift foreign ownership caps to help discount carriers take flight in Canada. But Canada’s big airlines say any change should be reciprocal with the United States. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

After close to a year of study, Transport Minister Marc Garneau says he’ll reveal in a “major speech” on Nov. 3 in Montreal his “strategic vision for transportation in Canada.” Observers are eagerly anticipating answers on a lot of questions that have bubbled up in recent years, some of which were touched upon in the tabling in Parliament in February of a major independent review of the Canadian transportation sector. The review, led by former Liberal-turned-Conservative cabinet minister

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