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A tale of two aircraft sales

By Green Party Leader Elizabeth May      

It is my intention to raise concerns about corporate capture of regulators at every opportunity in the upcoming election.

Transport Minister Marc Garneau, pictured March 13, 2019, at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa when he announced the grounding of Boeing 737- Max 8 aircraft in Canadian airspace. Green Party Leader Elizabeth May wants to know if Canadian aviation safety is at all vulnerable to the risks of captive regulators. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

In the wake of the horrific crash of the Ethiopian Air flight on March 10, killing all 157 persons on board, questions have been raised about the issue of captive regulators. Could all those lives have been saved, and the 189 more from the Lion Air flight that crashed in October into the Java Sea, if the regulators had been as concerned about safety as they were about corporate profits?

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