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Transport Minister Garneau looks to Indigenous and female students to address looming pilot shortage, says CATSA review still underway

By Jolson Lim      

In an interview with The Hill Times, Transport Minister Marc Garneau discusses his priorities between now and the 2019 election, rules on cannabis for passengers and flight crews, and how he wants to promote less carbon-intensive fuels for the aviation sector.

Transport Minister Marc Garneau, pictured on the Hill. 'With the passage of the Transportation Modernization Act this past spring, our focus for the coming year will be on continuing to implement Transportation 2030, the strategic plan for the future of transportation in our country.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Canada’s federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau says the federal government is looking to underrepresented groups, including Indigenous peoples and women, as sources for addressing Canada’s growing pilot shortage.

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