National Newswatch

Statement on Canada’s Airports and Federal Relief Programs: Without further action, many airports will have to raise rates and charges

May 22 2020 — Daniel-Robert Gooch — Canada’s airports appreciate the swift efforts taken to control the spread of COVID-19 and mitigate the economic impact of lock-downs on the Canadian economy.  However, without direct action by the federal government on sector-specific challenges, many airports will have to raise rates and charges to users in order to repay debt and interest incurred to […]

Joyce Carter

Canada’s airports look for government relief to ease liquidity crisis caused by COVID-19 travel bans

May 1 2020 — Joyce Carter — Joyce Carter, Canadian Airports Council chair and president and CEO of Halifax Stanfield International Airport, and CAC Vice Chair and Fort McMurray International Airport president and CEO RJ Steenstra, appeared before  the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance today.  They were there to address the current state of Canada’s airports and urge further government […]

Working for Our Communities – Canada’s Airports Deliver a Critical Service at a Critical Time

Apr 7 2020 — RJ Steenstra — Airports across Canada are remaining steadfast in their efforts to support their communities as they respond to COVID-19. Working together a s a collective transportation network, major airports and their regional counterparts are helping bring Canadians home, and ensuring communities across the country have access to essential medical supplies, equipment and even food. Together, we […]