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  1. Perhaps but it is the positivity in the major centers of population that remains and should be the concern as without barriers to intra provincial travel the contagion could spread to the smaller communities.
  2. Staffing Update – February 3, 2021 – AC Component Air Canada temporarily grounding all Rouge flights starting Monday 3 February 2021Canadian Aviation News From City News Toronto – link to source story BY NEWS STAFF | POSTED FEB 3, 2021 6:09 PM EST
  3. Actually the real problem is that "Common Sense" is not common. Common Sense Is Neither Common nor Sense | Psychology Today Canada
  4. AeroMexico Suspends Flights to Canada 3 February 2021Canadian Aviation News From Travel off Path – link to source story AAISHA ALI FEBRUARY 2, 2021 In a statement given last week, Aeromexico has announced it will be suspending all flights to Canada this month. The Mexican carrier noted that it would cease flights to Toronto as of February 8th, and those to Montreal and Vancouver as of February 10th, to provide accommodations for current travelers to have a way to return. AeroMexico Suspends Flights to Canada – Canadian Aviation News (wordpress.com)
  5. 110 WestJet employees in Manitoba permanently laid off as airline switches to contractor 3 February 2021Canadian Aviation News From CBC News – link to source story Union calls move ‘a slap in the face’ to workers Cameron MacLean · CBC News · Feb 02, 2021
  6. Europe approves vaccine delivery to Canada Ben Cousins Ben Cousins CTVNews.ca Writer @cousins_ben Contact Published Wednesday, February 3, 2021 9:52AM EST Article Link: Coronavirus: Europe approves vaccine delivery to Canada | CTV News
  7. Search and menus Search and menus Home Decisions and determinations Order No. 2021-A-2 February 1, 2021 APPLICATION by Air Canada also carrying on business as Air Canada Rouge and as Air Canada Cargo (Air Canada) and WestJet to extend Order No. 2020-A-185 to temporarily exempt domestic licence holders from the advance notice requirements of section 64 of Canada Transportation Act, SC 1996, c 10 (CTA). Case number: 21-00484 21-00731 BACKGROUND On March 18, 2020, Air Canada applied to the Canadian Transportation Agency (Agency) for a temporary exemption from the provisions of section 64 of the CTA to permit it to suspend the operation of air services between points in Canada, as it considered necessary, without having to provide the normal 120 days of notice and engage in the consultations required by the CTA and the Air Transportation Regulations, SOR/88-58 (ATR). By Order No. 2020-A-36, dated March 25, 2020 (Order), the Agency exempted all air carriers who hold a domestic licence from the provisions of section 64 of the CTA until June 30, 2020, on the condition that once the exemption ended, air carriers who had taken advantage of it to temporarily reduce or suspend services on certain routes immediately resume those services and follow all of the requirements of section 64 of the CTA if they wished to reduce or eliminate any services on a permanent basis. On June 19, 2020, the Agency, by Order No. 2020-A-105, extended the period of the temporary exemption to October 15, 2020, and also permitted any carrier that, during the period Order No. 2020-A-105 was in effect, provided notice and engaged in discussions for a period of at least 60 days in a manner consistent with section 64 of the CTA and section 14 of the ATR to permanently discontinue or reduce service without the need to first resume that service or engage in further notice or consultation activities. On October 15, 2020, the Agency, in Decision No. LET-A-66-2020, extended the period of the temporary exemption until March 31, 2021, and also permitted any carrier, during the period Order No. 2020-A-185 was in effect, to comply with paragraph 14(1)(b) of the ATR by publishing notices of suspension or discontinuance on its website and by establishing a dedicated webpage for this purpose that was easily accessible from its homepage. The Agency published the reasons for this Decision on November 20, 2020, in Order No. 2020‑A-185. On January 13, 2021, WestJet requested that the Agency grant a further extension until August 31, 2021, or such longer period as the Agency may consider appropriate. On January 20, 2021, Air Canada requested that the Agency grant a further extension until June 30, 2021, or such longer period as the Agency may consider appropriate, and that it also shorten the notice period to 15 days. LEGISLATIVE FRAMEWORK Section 64 of the CTA requires, in part, that a licensee not implement a proposal to discontinue a domestic service referred to in subsection 64(1) of the CTA until the expiry of 120 days, or any shorter notice period that the Agency may specify by order, and that the licensee provide elected officials of the relevant municipal or local government with an opportunity to meet with the licensee to discuss the impacts of the proposed reduction or discontinuation of service. Subsection 14(1) of the ATR provides that, for the purposes of subsection 64(1) of the CTA, a licensee proposing to discontinue or to reduce the frequency of a domestic service shall give notice of the proposal to the Agency, the Minister of Transport and the minister responsible for transportation in the province or territory where the area to be affected is located. Additionally, the licensee is required to advise holders of domestic licences operating in the area to be affected by the proposal and the persons resident therein, by publishing a notice in newspapers with the largest circulation in that area in each official language. Pursuant to subsection 80(1) of the CTA, the Agency may, by order, on such terms and conditions as it deems appropriate, exempt a person from the application of section 64 of the CTA and section 14 of the ATR, where the Agency is of the opinion that the person has substantially complied with the provision; an action taken by the person is as effective as actual compliance with the provision; or compliance with the provision by the person is unnecessary, undesirable or impractical. SUBMISSION BY WESTJET In support of its request for a further extension, WestJet indicates that since the Agency issued Decision No. LET‑A‑66-2020, it has suffered an additional drop in the demand for its services and its traffic and a corresponding decline in revenues as a result of the identification of new variants of COVID-19, increasing COVID-19 restrictions within provinces, territories, and municipalities; extended Canadian border restrictions; additional emergency orders under the Quarantine Act, SC 2005, c 20; and the announcement that passengers will be required to provide documentation of a negative COVID-19 test result prior to boarding a flight to Canada. WestJet further states that it does not expect demand to resume for its suspended services by March 31, 2021, and that while it does not intend to permanently abandon any routes or airports, under the existing timeline requirements established by the Agency in Decision No. LET-A-66-2020, WestJet would have no choice but to provide notices of permanent suspension by January 30, 2021, which could create confusion and concern for its many stakeholders and may even hinder WestJet's return to those markets. SUBMISSION BY AIR CANADA Air Canada contends that it will not be in a position to re-establish its services under the terms of Decision No. LET‑A‑66-2020, as it is not in a position to operate routes that are not financially viable. Air Canada states that the persistent and prolonged effects of the pandemic, along with extended and new government measures and the public's perception of travel during the pandemic, have severely impacted demand for its services and have impacted its liquidity. Air Canada also requests that the 60-day notification period in effect under Decision No. LET-A-66-2020 be further reduced to 15 days, as the current environment has profoundly changed all network planning and booking patterns. ANALYSIS AND DETERMINATION The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have major implications for the Canadian aviation industry. The negative impacts on domestic air carriers' passenger volumes and revenues and the challenges of managing their networks in the face of such declines and unpredictability make it impractical to require domestic air carriers to be subject to the full requirements of section 64 of the CTA and section 14 of the ATR. In light of these circumstances, pursuant to section 80 of the CTA, the Agency finds it appropriate to provide a further exemption until August 31, 2021. While the Agency recognizes that in the circumstances, there is some justification for further shortening the mandatory notice period for permanent service discontinuations or reductions, as Air Canada has sought, air carriers' challenges must be weighed against those faced by northern and remote communities, for whom air services often have particular significance. The Agency, therefore, finds it reasonable to shorten the notice period to 30 days rather than the 15 days requested by Air Canada. CONCLUSION The Agency extends the period of temporary exemption from the provisions of section 64 of the CTA and section 14 of the ATR for all carriers that hold a domestic licence, pursuant to section 80 of the CTA. Accordingly, air services may be or remain suspended without carriers having to provide the normal 120 days of notice or engage in the consultations, as required by those sections. During the period this Order is in effect, a carrier: may permanently discontinue or reduce service without the need to first resume that service or engage in any further notice or consultation activities so long as it has provided notice for a period of at least 30 days in a manner consistent with section 64 of the CTA and section 14 of the ATR; and can comply with paragraph 14(1)(b) of the ATR by: a. publishing any notices of suspension, reduction or discontinuance on its website; andestablishing a dedicated webpage for this purpose that is easily accessible from its homepage. b. The exemptions and conditions contained in this Order will remain in effect until August 31, 2021. Should there be no material change in the circumstances that gave rise to this Order as its end date approaches, the Agency will, on application, consider granting a further extension of this Order. Member(s) Scott Streiner Elizabeth C. Barker
  8. Bradley Air Services Limited also carrying on business as First Air and/or Ptarmigan Airways and/or Northwest Territorial Airwaysand/or NWT Air, on behalf of itself and Lynden Air Cargo, LLC carrying on business as Lynden Air Cargo and as Loken Aviation - approval pursuant to section 60 of the CTA and section 8.2 of the ATR
  9. Just head in interview on the radio with someone who is heading up the new lab. He says the building should be complete by the end of summer but due to the various protocols the lab will not be able to start production until the end of this year and the output will be limited to 2Million Doses a month. Since Justin says every one will be vaccinated by the end of Sept, no impact on the current problem. Re Mulroney getting rid of the ability to produce vaccines ..... that is been discussed before and is simply not that accurate, like other businesses profit and loss ruled decisions to leave Canada. In any event the Liberal governments after Mulroney did nothing to encourage labs to return / come to Canada
  10. Determination No. A-2021-18 February 1, 2021 APPLICATION by Cargolux Airlines International, S.A. (Cargolux), on behalf of itself and Cargolux Italia S.p.A. carrying on business as Cargolux Italia (Cargolux Italia), pursuant to section 60 of the Canada Transportation Act, SC 1996, c 10 (CTA), and section 8.2 of the Air Transportation Regulations, SOR/88-58 (ATR). Case number: 21-00953 Cargolux, on behalf of itself and Cargolux Italia, has applied to the Canadian Transportation Agency (Agency) for an approval to permit Cargolux to provide its scheduled international service and its non-scheduled international service between Canada and Luxembourg using aircraft with flight crew provided by Cargolux Italia, beginning on February 2, 2021, to December 31, 2021. Cargolux has also requested an exemption from the application of subsection 8.2(2) of the ATR, which requires the filing of an application for an approval at least 15 days before the first planned flight. The Agency finds that compliance with subsection 8.2(2) of the ATR is impractical in this case. Accordingly, the Agency, pursuant to paragraph 80(1)(c) of the CTA, exempts Cargolux from the application of subsection 8.2(2) of the ATR. Cargolux is licensed to operate a scheduled international service (all-cargo aircraft) in accordance with the Agreement on Air Transport between Canada and the European Community and its Member States, signed on December 18, 2009. Cargolux is also licensed to operate a non-scheduled international service to transport traffic on a charter basis between Canada and Luxembourg. The Agency has considered the application and the material in support and is satisfied that it meets the remaining requirements of section 8.2 of the ATR. Accordingly, the Agency, pursuant to paragraph 60(1)(b) of the CTA and section 8.2 of the ATR, approves the use by Cargolux of aircraft with flight crew provided by Cargolux Italia, and the provision by Cargolux Italia of such aircraft and flight crew to Cargolux, to permit Cargolux to provide its scheduled international service and its non-scheduled international service on licensed routes between Canada and Luxembourg using aircraft and flight crew provided by Cargolux Italia, beginning on February 2, 2021, to December 31, 2021. This approval is subject to the following conditions: Cargolux shall continue to hold the valid licence authorities. Commercial control of the flights shall be maintained by Cargolux. Cargolux Italia shall maintain operational control of the flights and shall receive payment based on the rental of aircraft and crew and not on the basis of the volume of traffic carried or other revenue-sharing formula. Cargolux and Cargolux Italia shall continue to comply with the insurance requirements set out in subsections 8.2(4), 8.2(5) and 8.2(6) of the ATR. Cargolux shall continue to comply with the public disclosure requirements set out in section 8.5 of the ATR. Cargolux and Cargolux Italia shall advise the Agency in advance of any changes to the information provided in support of the application. Member(s) J. Mark MacKeigan
  11. A feel good announcement. The facility will not come on line until later this year (July if build runs to plan) and
  12. US billionaire buys SpaceX flight to orbit with 3 others https://apnews.com/article/jared-isaacman-buys-spacex-flight-fd4647bbf41551b1d7a8adff71705ecb
  13. Government of Canada announces agreement with Government of Manitoba to support essential air access to remote communities (newswire.ca)
  14. rather than relying on a shared belief (by whom), I would suggest a crystal ball might be more useful when trying to outguess the pandemic and the various restrictions around the world. ?
  15. Or when the flavour of the day was "Global Warming" and now is called "Climate Change" which gives a opportunity to be correct if we get Global Warming or instead a "MinorGlacial age"
  16. I am blaming the travelers who thought they had found a way to "game" the system. Same as the ones who evidently are booking sun vacations using US Carriers over the US. I imagine they will be horrified to find out upon their arrival back into Canada, they still face the International Travel rules (3 day hotel stay etc.) I find a lot of folks think that International travel does not include the US>
  17. I have read it but I must have missed the let for "Non Essential Travel"
  18. I for one, didn't find any information that was conflicting (at least to me). The first one covered all I wanted to know: NO NON ESSENTIAL TRAVEL ...... What did you find conflicting?
  19. Here is where the information I posted came from: It is dated May 2020 Canada refines definition of "essential travel" during coronavirus | Canada Immigration News (cicnews.com)
  20. One who travels responsibly is one who obeys the various travel restrictions and does not equate pleasure travel to essential travel...
  21. both are in avoidance of the rules, so enforce, enforce enforce. As the courts would say, one crime does not justify another.
  22. Or just maybe, tales of the woe faced by folks who despite of the travel warnings / cautions, travelled anyway and now have to face the cost of doing so???? I shed no tears for them, tough **bleep** ....
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