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Environment

Conservation groups call for additional measures to protect endangered right whales

As bad weather hampers efforts to help three North Atlantic whales entangled in fishing gear in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, a group of Canadian environmental and conservation groups is calling on the federal government to introduce additional measures to» 

Economy, Society

Canada to force airlines to compensate passengers for delays, overbooking

Canadian passengers who face flight delays or are bumped from their seat due to overbooking will be eligible for compensation under the federal government’s new proposed regulations for air travel. Transport Minister Marc Garneau unveiled the first draft of the» 

Society

Transport Canada to make seat belts mandatory on highway buses

Car drivers and passengers in most of Canada have had to buckle up since the 1980s but now the federal government is moving to make seat belts mandatory on highway buses. Transport Canada announced Wednesday that all newly built medium» 

Environment, Society

Ottawa issues 3 more fines for speed limit violations in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

Transport Canada has fined three more vessels for allegedly going faster than the speed limit imposed by Ottawa in August in the busy shipping lanes of the Gulf of St. Lawrence to protect endangered North Atlantic right whales, federal officials» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Drone strikes commercial plane, a first in Canada

A collision between a drone and a commercial aircraft approaching Quebec City’s Jean Lesage International Airport last week has drawn the wrath of Canada’s usually placid federal transport minister, Marc Garneau. “This should not have happened, that drone should not» 

Economy, Society

Flight attendants worry reduced crews will endanger safety of passengers

Canada’s flight attendants urged the federal government to rethink a proposal to introduce regulations that would reduce the number of flight attendants on a flight. In a presentation to the Transport Department Thursday (May 22) CUPE Airline Division President Michel» 

Economy, Politics

Transport Canada grants airline exemption on attendant to passenger ratio

Transport Canada granted WestJet Airlines Ltd. an exemption Monday to allow the airline to use a ratio of one flight attendant for every 50 passenger seats onboard an aircraft. Regulations currently require one flight attendant for every 40 passengers on»