Mr. Chair, I don't have the minister's direct quote, but let me say that it's important to note that the aviation industry is already heavily regulated in Canada to ensure the strongest safety measures have been put in in order to protect travelling Canadians. We've put in additional measures. Many I've identified, including pre-boarding health checks and visual inspections of passengers for symptoms. The industry has also taken significant action as well. The measures are aligned with international advice and practices that have been recommended as the pandemic has evolved, including the recommendations by the WHO and the International Civil Aviation Organization. The measures in place offer comparable or better protection to doing any other activity outside of the home. I think the risk is diminished with air travel, as adhering to these measures is compulsory.
On June 22nd, 2020. See this statement in context.