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Transport committee  Yes. In general, it is decreasing. There are always years that are—

April 6th, 2017Committee meeting

John McKenna

Transport committee  Our concern is not so much about security as it is about the financial aspect. Privatization like this could have a financial impact. In any event, I would hope that privatization would be duly governed by regulations stating that standards should be maintained. Our concern about

April 6th, 2017Committee meeting

John McKenna

Transport committee  No, we would be less competitive.

April 6th, 2017Committee meeting

John McKenna

Transport committee  Yes, clearly, that is one of the points we are making. They're not subjected to the same kind of working environment therefore you can't apply the same exact regulations. You have to be able to adapt regulations to the environment. That's the objective and that's the purpose of t

April 6th, 2017Committee meeting

John McKenna

Transport committee  If that were the case, you would probably cease having air service in the north. It already is not a profitable industry there because of the land masses and the population up there. To add costs to operating those services would probably mean the end of those services.

April 6th, 2017Committee meeting

John McKenna

Transport committee  Foreign ownership is not necessarily a safety-related issue, in our opinion. Some people feel it could help bring capital to Canada. I think there's a misconception that this would help create low-cost carriers in Canada. There will never be low-cost carriers in Canada with the f

April 6th, 2017Committee meeting

John McKenna

Transport committee  Good afternoon. My name is John McKenna. I'm the president of the Air Transport Association of Canada. ATAC has represented Canada's commercial air transport industry since 1934. We have approximately 190 members engaged in commercial aviation, operating in every region of Cana

September 14th, 2017Committee meeting

John McKenna

Transport committee  If I may, as I mentioned, that would all depend on the compensation that is set, the format that is set. If compensation is beyond reasonable, that can only drive up costs down the line. I can give you an example. Two of my brothers travelled back from Europe this summer, and t

September 14th, 2017Committee meeting

John McKenna

Transport committee  It's 140 million trips.

September 14th, 2017Committee meeting

John McKenna

Transport committee  First of all, you should have travelled on a Canadian airline. You would have gotten better service, for sure. I want to raise the question that was asked to the minister this morning as to why this is in regulations rather than law. I think the minister stated that it's easier

September 14th, 2017Committee meeting

John McKenna

Transport committee  I don't have the answer to all of those.

September 14th, 2017Committee meeting

John McKenna

Transport committee  Yes. I'm sure that the U.S. is not quite open to it. I'll let my colleague answer that.

September 14th, 2017Committee meeting

John McKenna

Transport committee  Actually, we're still studying that matter and we don't have comments to make at this point. I'm sure you'll be hearing from other airlines later today that have comments on that, and I look forward to hearing their comments also.

September 14th, 2017Committee meeting

John McKenna

Transport committee  That is exactly what I meant. Reciprocity means that we are given a right if we also give that right to foreign investors. So if Americans wanted to invest in Canada, would we have the right, by virtue of reciprocity, to invest in an American airline up to 49% or 25% per invest

September 14th, 2017Committee meeting

John McKenna

Transport committee  I said that if the bill or the subsequent regulations require the airlines to pay large amounts of compensation, that will ticket prices will of course be higher ultimately.

September 14th, 2017Committee meeting

John McKenna