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Canada’s aviation policy should reflect the unique challenges of the North

By Conservative Senator Dennis Patterson      

Until Canada exercises the political will necessary to make the major infrastructure investments required to provide alternative options for essential service transportation, air travel will continue to be the only year-long option available in many northern and remote communities.

An ATR 42, pictured at the Cambridge Bay Airport newer livery. Photograph courtey of Wikipedia

As a Senator representing a territory with 25 fly-in only communities, I and many Nunavummiut take great interest in changes to aviation regulations and policies.

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