ATAC Appears Before TRAN Standing Committee

On Dec 4, 2018, ATAC appeared before the House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure, and Communities to discuss the challenges faced by flight schools in Canada. We delivered the message that support for students and support for flight schools is critical as we continue to face a shortage of labour in the aviation workforce. First and foremost, we ask for assistance in providing funding to student pilots. We also ask that government support flight schools with the capital purchases they need to increase their capacity to train new pilots. The committee seemed receptive to these recommendations and we look forward to working with government to make them a reality in the new year.

Click here for ATAC's presentation.
Click here for MP Steven Fuhr's speech at the House of Commons