Category Archives: Transport

Crash victims’ families told approval of 737 Max by Transport Canada looks ‘imminent’

OTTAWA — The father of a young woman who died in the Boeing 737 Max crash last year says federal officials told victims' families approval of the beleaguered aircraft is "imminent." Transport Canada's head of civil aviation informed family members in

Passenger complaints filed in pandemic won’t start to be processed until 2021

OTTAWA — The head of Canada's transport regulator says the 11,000 complaints filed to the Canadian Transportation Agency since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic will not start to be processed until early next year.CTA chairman Scott Streiner says the

Ottawa beefs up loans for hard-hit sectors — but big airlines not included for now

Ottawa is rolling out a wave of new funding for pandemic-battered industries including tourism, the arts and regional aviation, with smaller companies top of mind — and large airlines notably absent. The Liberal government's fiscal update sketches out ...

Federal Court says class action on COVID-19 airfare refunds a matter for other courts

OTTAWA — The Federal Court has punted consideration of airfare refunds, which customers say they are owed following hundreds of thousands of cancelled flights, to provincial courts. Justice Michael Manson says in a decision today that a proposed class-...

Advocacy groups slam regulator’s latest statement on airline refunds

OTTAWA — Consumer rights advocates are criticizing the latest statement on airline refunds from the country's transport regulator, saying it contradicts federal and provincial rules to the detriment of customers. The Canadian Transportation Agency upda...

Families of 737 Max crash victims say plane is still unsafe, demand public inquiry

OTTAWA, Ill. — Families of Canadians killed in the Boeing 737 Max crash say the plane remains unsafe and should stay grounded, despite being cleared for takeoff by regulators in the United States. Paul Njoroge, whose wife, three children and mother-in-...

International ban on heavy fuel in Arctic shipping full of gaps: environmentalists

Environmental groups say a new ban on a highly polluting shipping fuel in Arctic waters is full of gaps and Canada should not make use of loopholes in the new regulations for heavy fuel oil. "Arctic states and communities have been

B.C. expands COVID-19 restrictions, orders masks in public spaces as virus surges

VICTORIA — British Columbia is making it mandatory to wear masks in public spaces, while social interactions will be under new restrictions until Dec. 7 because of a surge in COVID-19 cases. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry earlier imposed re...

More CN layoffs only if business slows dramatically during second wave, says CEO

CN Rail may only have to consider another painful round of layoffs if COVID-19's second wave causes shipping volumes to drop dramatically again, its chief executive said Wednesday. "If the economy slows down we might have to have layoffs," Jean-Jacques...

Transat executives take a hit from reduced value of sale to Air Canada: proxy

MONTREAL — Nearly two dozen Transat A.T. executives and directors will see their proceeds from the company's sale to Air Canada drop following a dramatic reduction in the transaction's value. They will split about $13 million for the shares of Air