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New Canadian Air Passenger Protection Regulations

In May 2018, the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) began developing Air Passenger Protection Regulations to establish airline obligations towards passengers, including minimum compensation levels and standards of treatment in different circumstances. The CTA consulted broadly for three months with the travelling public, consumer rights groups and the airline industry through a variety of channels, including […]

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New process for air carrier joint ventures in Canada

The authority to review and authorize joint ventures between airlines in Canada is now being reviewed and authorized by the Minister of Transport. Previously, only the Competition Bureau reviewed air carrier joint ventures to determine whether a joint venture would substantially lessen or prevent competition. It did not consider factors beyond those related to competition, […]

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Bank of Canada unveils new $10 bank note featuring Viola Desmond on International Women’s Day

A new Canadian $10 bill will be in circulation later this year. Once issued, it will mark the first time that an iconic Canadian woman is portrayed on a regularly circulating Bank of Canada note. Viola Desmond was selected for the new $10 bank note by Finance Minister Bill Morneau following an open call to […]

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‘Little Inventors: Inventions for Space’ project blasts off

In partnership with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) has launched the next edition of Little Inventors: Inventions for Space. This is a Canada-wide initiative that challenges children to devise ingenious ideas that could be developed into an invention to make life in space easier and […]

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Former astronaut is Canada’s new Governor General

Canada’s new Governor General Julie Payette assumes her new role with an impressive résumé—astronaut, engineer, scientific broadcaster and corporate director. The 53-year-old trailblazer began her career as an astronaut in 1992, when she was selected from more than 5,000 applicants to become one of four astronauts chosen to join the Canadian Space Agency. Her preparation […]

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