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Air safety flies under Parliament's radar: CSC past president

In 2003, Transport Canada handed over aviation safety rule-setting to the Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA). In effect this allowed an industry trade association and lobby group to oversee the safety of its own members' aircraft. Bureaucrats made the change without Parliamentary approval. Then, in March 2006, they cancelled the National Audit Program, which had been one of the most effective tools in assuring safety.

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Air safety flies under Parliament's radar: CSC past president

In 2003, Transport Canada handed over aviation safety rule-setting to the Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA). In effect this allowed an industry trade association and lobby group to oversee the safety of its own members' aircraft. Bureaucrats made the change without Parliamentary approval. Then, in March 2006, they cancelled the National Audit Program, which had been one of the most effective tools in assuring safety.

  

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