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Policy Briefing: Aviation Policy Briefing
Canada's federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau, pictured recently at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

It’s report card time

After nearly four years of Liberal governance, it’s time for each minister’s end-of-term evaluation. As the NDP's transport critic, I regret to say that Transport Minister Marc Garneau does not get a passing mark.
'What we’re looking at is creating an incentive for the introduction of a new fuel stream that, from a commercial perspective, does not exist,' says Massimo Bergamini of the National Airlines Council of Canada.
The modernization of the economic and accessibility-related regulations governing Canada's aviation sector is on the cusp of completion. For all Canadians who use air travel to see family, visit new places, conduct business, go to school, and seek medical treatment, that's very good news.
News|Neil Moss
Foreign ownership limit increases are just one 'lever' to be used for greater commercial airline competition in Canada, says David Timothy Duval.
At Concordia’s Institute for Aerospace Design and Innovation, we are currently performing research on autopilots and stability augmentation systems to improve manoeuvrability and safety of future aircraft.
Although meeting the needs of today is a challenge, it is important to recognize that Canada has an opportunity to capitalize upon the growth of the aviation sector to position itself as an international leader in this field.
It is my intention to raise concerns about corporate capture of regulators at every opportunity in the upcoming election.
Opinion|John Gradek
The time is ripe for Canada to take control and ownership of the aircraft certification process as a first step in managing its sovereignty in matters of aviation safety. Canadians deserve no less.

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