Returning to a dedicated minister of transport a significant step forward
The Canadian Owners and Pilots Association welcomes The Honourable Lisa Raitt on her appointment as the federal Minister of Transport. Prior to this appointment, she served as Minister of Natural Resources and, most recently, as Minister of Labour.
We are also pleased that the Transportation portfolio has been returned to a stand-alone position. The previous Minister was triple-hatted with Transport, Infrastructure and Communities occupying his time.
Minister Raitt's connection to aviation is seen as a plus for our association. She was president and CEO of the Toronto Port Authority, operator of the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport and she has been quoted recently, as MP for the Halton Region of Ontario, concerning airport development at the Burlington Airpark. This exposure to our sector of aviation provides background experience for her new position.
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