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Cancellation of ATAC Canadian Aviation Conference & Tradeshow 2020

Dear ATAC Members, Industry Partners and Aviation Industry Stakeholders,

Please be advised that ATAC has decided to cancel the 2020 Canadian Aviation Conference and Tradeshow which was to be held on November 17-19, 2020 in Vancouver.

The recent announcement by the Premier outlining BC’s Restart Plan, banning large gatherings for the foreseeable future, created too much uncertainty about the possibility of holding our Conference in November for us to engage the significant resources required at this time in preparation for the Conference. We also certainly do not want our exhibitors and participants to commit time and resources in preparing for our conference in this climate of uncertainty.

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Emergency Wage Subsidy Extension and Regional Relief and Recover Fund announcements

Dear ATAC Members (bcc), 

We would like to bring to your attention the two following recent announcements by the Government of Canada which may be of interest to you. 

  1. The Government is extending Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) program until August 29.
  2. Minister Joly announced the rolling out of the Regional Relief and Recover Fund, $1 billion in support that will be administer by the regional agencies, ACOA, WED, FEDDEV, etc, which may be applicable to ATAC members, especially since most did not qualify for the support for large employers. (See Regional Relief and Recover Fund announced after the press release on the extension of the CEWS)

Request to suspend the application of the Provincial Aviation Fuel Tax due to COVID-19

On behalf of the airline community, many of whom operate to and from the Province of Ontario, we are writing to you regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. 

As industry associations we support many areas of aviation activity and help formulate industry policy on critical aviation issues. Many of our mutual member airlines operate services to Toronto Pearson International Airport and Ottawa International Airport and thus play a pivotal role in the vitality of the local economy.

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