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  1. I can’t help but think the move away from DB pensions for pilots will come around to backfire on the company. Yes, strategically, it removed a large obligation from the balance sheet, but in the coming years as the pilot shortage becomes critical, what will prevent Air Canada becoming a revolving door for low time pilots?? Gain experience, move up to the left seat and adios. The new hire pay scale is another issue...5 years of flat pay (not sure). The American pay scales, in US $ no less, leave Canadian pilots drooling. So.....what will stop a newly hired Air Canada pilot leaving the co. after 2-3 years and heading off to more lucrative pastures?? (Assuming the US shortage gets dire enough to allow green cards....overseas is another market). In the old days, it was the dB pension that maintained a pilot’s loyalty to the mothership, there was something to work toward. I think millennials will have a different perspective to what will be best for THEIR long term interest. Having said that, kudos to Calin for re-structuring the co. to make it as profitable as it is. (Wish he’d stayed with the Airbus products though).
  2. Another side effect of having an open diverse country:
  3. I really get annoyed when politicians and citizens navel gaze and thump their chests bragging how great Canada is, focussing on social programs...when our military, law enforcement, coast guard and basic infrastructure crumble around the point we resemble a third world nation......
  4. From factual information pg 1: ”The takeoff roll appeared normal, including normal values of left and right angle-of-attack (AOA). During takeoff roll, the engines stabilized at about 94% N1, which matched the N1 Reference recorded on the DFDR. From this point for most of the flight, the N1 Reference remained about 94% and the throttles did not move. The N1 target indicated non data pattern 220 seconds before the end of recording. According to the CVR data and the control column forces recorded in DFDR, captain was the pilot flying.” Pg 12. The left Indicated Airspeed increased, eventually reaching approximately 458 kts and the right Indicated Airspeed reached 500 kts at the end of the recording. The last recorded pressure altitude was 5,419 ft on the left and 8,399 ft on the right.
  5. It’s ok ....Trudeau has it under control, and after all, who would know more? The head of Central command or our part time drama teacher...we can get our returning Canadian terrorists to sing kumbaya and it’s all good.
  6. Yeah....CANADAS BACK!!!
  7. Excuse many seconds do you have to fix an engine failure at V2???? co. Issued us iPads with all the co. Manuals, JeppFD-Pro charts, and weather info....assuming we all knew how to use an iPad!! (For dinosaurs like me, I learn from my tech savvy first officers). Anecdotally, I have heard AA pilots had a 3 day course on the Jepp app.
  8. It has been pointed out before, but it bears mentioning, how many of these jobs are government positions? And how many are related to an unsustainable real estate and building boom?
  9. It’s a long read, but you really have to say wtf!! What is going on in government/law enforcement?? It’s good to know Hezbollah finds Canada a good place to do business....... “It really bothered me. It was very clear how Canada was a very, very big part of Hezbollah’s transnational narco-terrorism,” the source said. “But RCMP made it very clear at that time, they didn’t want to bear down on money laundering and drug trafficking. So when I see what is happening now in Vancouver, I have to think back to what we were seeing.” Canada has become a joke.......from our pm, to immigration, borders, national policies toward resources, state of our military, infrastructure, transportation, returning Isis soldiers, Kadr, and now law enforcement,
  10. Standing by for the worlds Muslim community to stand up, express outrage and condemn the latest killings. Or is it just another day in the Muslim world? More than 130 killed in Mali massacre as UN visits Will trudeau extend the Mali mission at the UNs request and roll the dice with possible Canadian fatalities going in to the election?? You know....Canada’s back ..... peacekeeping, the world knows that’s what we do best.... Hhhhmmmmm.
  11. Or any announcements for the military....I guess the big acquisition was the used f18s and a coastal defense ship with a 50 cal mounted on it.
  12. Just when trudeau thought LavScam was behind him, Ms Philpott speaks up:
  13. And in our own backyard: “If you weren’t careful, you might have missed it: a brief 160-word item, tucked deep inside the budget, labelled Supporting Canadian Journalism. // Only if you turned back further still, to an annex marked Tax Measures: Supplementary Information, would you find the details. What you would discover, if you did, was how a bad idea in principle was likely to be infinitely worse in practice. // There are any number of objections to the government getting into the game of propping up failing news organizations: that taking money from the people we cover will place us in a permanent and inescapable conflict of interest; that it will produce newspapers concerned less with appealing to readers than to grantsmen; that it will not only leave us dependent on government, but without standing to oppose such dependence in others; that it will solve none of our problems, but only encourage us to put off dealing with them; that it is all so bloody unnecessary. // You say something like this is already in place, in broadcasting? Yes it is. I’m not sure the CBC is really an advertisement for the wonders of subsidized newsgathering. But that’s not the point. Maybe there’s a place for the CBC, or something like it, as one offering among others. The point is, if this goes through, everything will be subsidized: print, broadcast, the works — a whole industry of CBCs. If you were searching for a way to kill the news business, you couldn’t do a better job. These are excerpts from an Andrew Coyne article:
  14. Then there is this personal view:
  15. The double standard seems to be popular these days......still waiting for more details on the Danforth attacks.
  16. This might seem to be an extreme case but in our backyard.....How is the Sunwing experience working out??
  17. And just when the SNC Lav scam dies down, the Liberals will face scrutiny with the VA Mark Norman trial: One salient point, which I’m sure will be brought out by the defense is that Trudeau boasted that charges would be brought against, even BEFORE the RCMP started investigating! And now the Post is reporting a privacy issue with the government leaking info to IRving about a reporters request for government info on another shipbuilding contract.
  18. Somebody in the feds was crowing about the job numbers and how the majority were in Ontario....somehow I doubt they would give credit to Fords policies!
  19. Do you think spending millions would matter to a liberal if it meant clearing up the their image going into an election? They are squandering BILLIONS! Reybould Wilson said nothing illegal you think as Justice Minister she would admit to an illegal act occurring, and not doing anything about it?? Something was going on and she didn’t want to incriminate herself in the judicial committee. So lets clear the air and find out what went on.
  20. So Deicer... “They're all greasy. It's all just political theater in an election year. “ This doesn’t seem to be the case, as the OECD has concerns how this liberal government is interferring with the country’s judicial system. Lets have a real judicial inquiry a la Gomery or let the RCMP investigate and take the politics out of the show.
  21. For those who wonder how we ever got to where we are now, with a PM that is obviously anti-pipeline, anti western jobs:
  22. I wondered where they would park them....ramp space is at a premium at most busy airports.
  23. Of course Eddie would see it that way......a little perspective, please. Eddie was Chrétien’s right hand man that brought us the Sponsorship scandal. Liberal spin doctors at work...nothing to see here other than obstruction of justice by the PM.
  24. Or this one: Air Transat flight makes emergency landing at Newark airport after reports of fire onboard
  25. And of course, the Ethiopian pilot had relatives in Canada: Interesting point in the interview with the aunt when she states his communications with the would she know what was transmitted/occurred??