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ATAC Financial Aid Letter to Government

The Air Transport Association of Canada, representing 75 air operators across Canada and some 85 industry support stakeholders, is asking for the Government to act immediately to table a financial aid package for the commercial aviation industry. Our members provide invaluable and often essential services to all regions of Canada.

Canada is lagging behind as some foreign governments have already acted in coming to the aid of their aviation industry, including the USA, Australia, Brazil, China, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Spain and Sweden. 

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Parliament Passes COVID-19 Emergency Response Act

With an agreement reached on the passing of Bill C-13, the government has managed to move forward on the $82 billion dollars in fiscal stimulus measures to provide support, as Ministers Freeland and Morneau have emphasized, where it is needed most. That includes $500 million for the provinces to deliver on their own front-line healthcare support and $215 million for First Nations communities. However, where the impact will most be felt is for those who have been laid off, or who are self-employed or contract workers reeling from the dramatic shutdown of businesses large and small over the last month.  

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ATAC Letter to Prime Minister Requesting Financial Assistance for ATAC Carrier Members

Dear Prime Minister and Ministers,

I am writing to you today on behalf of the Air Transport Association of Canada (ATAC) in an urgent appeal for immediate government financial support to the air transport industry of Canada as it deals with the COVID-19 pandemic. Although we fully support the Government in its actions aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19, a government financial assistance is urgently needed to avert a crisis in the aviation industry that will severely impact our member carriers, the travelling public and the Canadian economy, both in the short and long term.

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