Statement in response to Canada Transportation Act Review ReportMarch 3, 2016
Ottawa (Ontario), March 3, 2016 – Last week the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transportation, tabled the Canada Transportation Act (CTA) Review Report in Parliament. The CTA review, which was led by the Honourable David Emerson, included recommendations to strengthen Canada’s aviation regulation and certification regimes. It also highlighted the importance of supporting transport-related innovation and technology through satellite applications and Canada’s space sector.
Jim Quick, President and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC), issued the following statement in response to the Report:
On behalf of the Board and members of AIAC, I applaud the recommendations made by the Canada Transportation Act Review and commend the Honourable David Emerson and his advisors on their excellent work. As in 2012 when he led the Aerospace Review, Mr. Emerson has provided important guidance on the way forward for Canada’s transport sector, and we thank him for his leadership and vision.
The CTA Review Report illustrates the great importance Canada’s transport sector has on our national economy, communities, and way of life. Echoing the 2012 Aerospace Review, this report contains recommendations essential to ensuring that our aviation regulation and certification regimes continue to lead the world and help drive Canadian global competitiveness. The report also recognizes the important role that Canadian satellite technologies play in maintaining an advanced, innovative transportation and communication infrastructure. We thank Minister Garneau for tabling the Report and look forward to working with him to ensure that these recommendations are implemented quickly and thoroughly.
AIAC is the national association representing Canada’s aerospace manufacturing and services sector. As the world’s fifth-largest aerospace industry, Canada’s aerospace sector contributes over $29B to the economy in GDP, exports 80% of its output, and dedicates over 20% of its activity to research and development (R&D). Aerospace is responsible for the employment of 180,000 Canadians.
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