From left, Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum, federal Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird, and provincial Minister for International Relations Jean-François Lisée leave the the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) headquarters May 3, 2013.
Photo Credit: Graham Hughes/CP

‘Team Montreal’ fighting to keep UN’s aviation agency ICAO


Federal, provincial, and city politicians have united to keep the United Nations International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) from moving from its headquarters from the city of Montreal.

In two days of meetings (May 2 and 3), Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, Quebec provincial Minister of International Relations Jean-François Lisée, and City of Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum have been lobbying to keep ICAO.

RCI’s Wojtek Gwiazda has a report.


More information:
Foreign Affairs page promoting Montreal – here
Foreign Affairs press release on ICAO – here
CBC News – ‘Team Montreal’ fights to keep UN aviation agency – here
ICAO web site –
ICAO press release – ICAO Welcomes Senior Federal, Provincial and Municipal Officials – here

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