Air Transport Association of Canada 


Thursday, March 29, 2012

ATAC Comments on Federal Budget

Ottawa - March 29, 2012 - The Air Transport Association of Canada (ATAC) was deeply disappointed to learn that Transport Canada's Operating Budget was cut by 10% in today's Federal Budget. This will drastically impact upon the manpower of this department and CATSA and will consequently impact upon the oversight of safety, security and the economic development of the transportation sector. The Association asks the Finance Minister to reverse this short sighted and detrimental move which will impact the safety and security of the travelling public.


"Transport Canada was already not meeting the level of service that industry requires. These cuts to CATSA will seriously hinder their ability to provide service to the travelling public," concluded ATAC President John McKenna.


The Air Transport Association of Canada, founded in 1934, serves as Canada's national trade association for commercial aviation and flight training industries as well as aviation industry suppliers.


For further information:


John McKenna, President and CEO, ATAC

Tel 613-233-7727 ext 313

Cell 613-301-3969