ATAC Holds a Special Meeting of Members

ATAC is happy to announce that a Special Meeting of Members was held on Tuesday, June 28, to submit changes to our By-Laws in reference to the length of the terms of Industry Partner nominees on the ATAC Board.

Currently, persons nominated by Industry Partners for appointment to the ATAC Board of Directors are limited to a one-year term, as stipulated by the Canada Not-For-Profit Act. The ATAC Board of Directors recommended that Industry Partner nominees be elected to the Board rather than appointed, which would permit them to serve for three years.

Industry Partner nominees would be listed on the slate, along with Member nominees, to be voted on by the Members at the Annual Meeting. The mandates of the two nominees elected to the Board at the 2016 Annual Meeting would be staggered so that their terms don’t end on the same year.

The approved By-Law changes will be formally acted upon at this year’s Annual Meeting. The terms of the current Industry Partners appointed to the Board last year will end this November and both Directors would be eligible to run again.

The nomination process for all Board nominees will begin in August.

Wayne Gouveia Celebrates 10 Years at ATAC


ATAC warmly congratulates Vice President, Commercial General Aviation & Vice President, Prairie and Northern, Wayne Gouveia, for 10 years of loyal service to ATAC and to the aviation community in Canada.

It has been a privilege and an honour to have served ATAC member companies for the last 10 years. My greatest reward to date has been to hear that ATAC companies have benefited from my work and efforts and that I have made a difference and helped paved the way for future success”

Wayne has been an invaluable asset to ATAC members all these years and we proudly extend our heartfelt congratulations for his numerous accomplishments on behalf of ATAC members.

Credit Card Knives are Illegal

Credit card-size utility knives are becoming increasingly popular.  They are thin, can easily fit in a wallet and quickly transform into a sharp knife that a lot of people find useful and convenient. 

Unfortunately, this item is a concealed knife and, as such, is illegal under the Criminal Code of Canada. Recently, CATSA has seen a marked increase in the number of credit card knives being intercepted across security checkpoints.

When a screening officer finds a credit card knife at the screening checkpoint, the police must be notified. This causes delays at the checkpoint for all passengers and could lead to charges and prosecution against the person carrying the item.

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