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Policy Briefing: Aviation
An overhead view of the wreckage path of an Ornge air-ambulance helicopter that crashed in Moosonee, Ont. on May 31, 2013, killing its four crew members. Ornge has since taken safety actions to help fix problems that led to the crash. Transportation Safety Board image

Canada’s safety record compares well with others, but its skies aren’t risk-free

Opinion|Kathy Fox
Among the trouble spots: the way in which companies are required to manage the safety risks within their organizations is inconsistent.
A year after the election, Jetlines Ltd. founder Jim Scott says he 'expects there to be clarity' on proposed changes to the cap.
Taxing the aviation sector to shrink it is not the way to reduce emissions.
On everything from help for Bombardier to flight-attendant-to-passenger ratios, the Liberals are failing.
The head of the Canadian Airports Council says funding hasn't kept pace with the demand on airport security.
Industry advocates say more information is needed before weighing in on a pricing scheme.
The transport minister also responds to concerns over new rules that mean pilots no longer have to fly an aircraft to maintain a valid licence.
It is hard to say why after a year in power, the Liberal government continues to threaten the survival of the world’s cleanest airliner.

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