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Slammed by COVID, Canada’s aviation industry looking to federal government for help

By Aidan Chamandy      

Airlines, airports, and the aerospace sectors are all facing unique challenges. Some have been given direct government support, while others are asking for targeted relief.

Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains, pictured on Nov. 7, 2017, at the associations conference in Ottawa. Mr. Bains recently announced measures to help the aerospace industry cope with the COVID-19 global pandemic. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Faced with sharply declining revenues due to COVID-19, the Canadian aviation industry is taking a major hit. From airlines to airports and aerospace companies throughout the supply chain, all are facing challenges to their bottom line, and potentially their survival. Some targeted government relief has been announced for certain groups in the industry, but with grim forecasts ahead, many in the sector are calling for the federal government to do more to help.

Aidan Chamandy

Aidan Chamandy is a reporter covering federal policy and parties for The Hill Times.
- achamandy@hilltimes.com


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