Transport Canada's Proposed Changes To Flight Crew Member Work And Rest Periods

Transport Canada is proposing to amend the Canadian Aviation Regulations in relation to Flight Crew Member Hours of Work and Rest Periods. Through discussions with local member airlines, the Chamber has become increasingly concerned with the negative impacts of these proposals on air service in Thunder Bay and across Northwestern Ontario.

The Issue: 

Transport Canada is proposing to amend the Canadian Aviation Regulations in relation to Flight Crew Member Hours of Work and Rest Periods. Through discussions with local member airlines, the Chamber has become increasingly concerned with the negative impacts of these proposals on air service in Thunder Bay and across Northwestern Ontario.

Our Position On These Changes:

The changes proposed represent a one-size-fits-all approach that does not address the needs of regional/short-haul scheduled service providers and will cause significant hardship for many of the airlines that operate in communities across Northwestern Ontario. In addition, the twelve-month implementation timeline is insufficient to allow airlines enough time to procure and integrate the information technology that will be required to manage these complex scheduling regulations. The Chamber is concerned that these proposals may result in reduced air service, loss of good paying jobs, and declining economic opportunities for our city and region.

What We’re Doing for You:  

On October 20, the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce sent this letter to MPs Hajdu and Rusnak on behalf of our Membership, opening dialogue to ensure our Federal representation is aware of the impacts these changes could have on our region.

Please contact us to be included in the outreach list for this issue and we’ll ensure you’re kept up-to-date on ongoing activities related to this issue.

This is a Federal Issue.
Our local Members of Parliament:

Thunder Bay – Rainy River
Don Rusnak, MP
1.800.667.6186
don.rusnak@parl.gc.ca

Thunder Bay – Superior North
Patty Hajdu, MP
807.766.2090
patty.hajdu@parl.gc.ca

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