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ATAC Meets with Minister Alghabra

Updated: Jan 20, 2022

The ATAC Executive Committee met with Transport Minister Omar Alghabra to discuss the aviation industry’s key issues during this enduring pandemic.


The issues that were tabled by ATAC included the removal of the Canadian Travel Advisory for the fully vaccinated, the redundancy of multiple testing at point of departure and at Canadian airports, and the lack of coordination with provinces and territories in dealing with the COVID-19 protocols.


ATAC urged the Minister to continue to act as a champion of the aviation sector in Canada and ensure that industry’s concerns of sufficient implementation time and practicality are considered when imposing health measures on our sector.


ATAC is encouraged by the Minister’s desire to continue working closely with industry in finding solutions which will help the eventual recovery of commercial aviation in Canada.


The following ATAC directors and staff participated in the call:


Chris Avery, President and CEO, Canadian North

Calvin Ash, President, PAL Airlines

Mark Williams, President, Sunwing Airlines

Gregg Evjen, Chief Operating Officer, KF Aerospace

Bob Connors, General Manager, Waterloo-Wellington Flight Centre

Eric Edmondson, CEO, Pivot Airlines

Lynn McMullen, Chorus Aviation

John McKenna, ATAC President and CEO

Les Aalders, ATAC Executive Vice President

Wayne Gouveia, ATAC Senior Vice President


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