Highlights / Marc Garneau

Economy, International

Garneau says Canada will wait to clear Boeing 737 MAX jets for takeoff

Boeing 737 MAX aircraft will not be returning to Canadian airspace, at least for the moment, despite being cleared for takeoff in the United States on Wednesday. Following the U.S. announcement, Minister of Transport Marc Garneau said Canada will impose »

Economy, Society

WestJet to refund customers with flights cancelled due to pandemic

WestJet will start giving refunds to customers with flights cancelled from any time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Nov. 2, WestJet is going to contact eligible customers, starting with those with flights that were cancelled at the beginning of »


Canada and British Columbia launch school bus seatbelt pilot project

The governments of Canada and British Columbia have partnered up to launch a pilot project to use seatbelts in school buses in two school districts in B.C., according to an announcement from Canada’s Minister of Transport Marc Garneau and B.C.’s »

Health, International, Society

Ottawa tightens mask rules for air travellers

Ottawa has tightened rules that have allowed some air travellers in Canada to avoid using face coverings. A new Transport Canada ministerial order states that passengers who are unable to wear a face mask due to a medical condition must »

Health, International

Temperature checks mandatory in Canada’s four biggest airports

Starting on Thursday, all passengers going through security at Canada’s four biggest airports have to take part in a temperature check, according to a tweet from Transport Canada. Transport Canada is mandating the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) to »

Health, International, Society

Face covering rules are expanded on planes, trains and ships

Travelling in Canada is going to look very different — as of noon today. In an effort to fight the spread of COVID-19, Transport Minister Marc Garneau has announced new requirements on the use of face coverings on planes, trains »

Economy, Society

Airlines face mounting complaints over delays and cancellations.

It really wasn’t meant to turn out this way when the federal government unveiled new airline travel regulations last year–twice, mind you: in July and December. The aim was to get Canadian-based airlines to clean up their acts, especially when »

International, Society

Canada continues to grapple with Flight PS752 aftermath

As reports continue to surface about families meeting resistance in Iran as they attempt to reclaim the remains of loved ones lost in last week’s shooting down of Flight PS752, the Ukraine International Airlines jet brought down from the sky »

Economy, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society

New airline passenger rules set to kick in…will they work?

Transport Minister Marc Garneau was at Ottawa International Airport today to remind travellers that a new set of airline travel regulations take effect on Sunday. It was a redux of last July when Garneau announced passenger-rights rules that required airlines »

Economy, International, Politics, Society

New airline travel regulations…renewed disagreements

New Canadian Transportation Agency rules governing the rights of passengers went took effect Monday. And guess what. A whole bunch of people–from the airline industry to passenger and consumer advocates–say they are less than estatic. The Air Passenger Protection Regulations »