MPs want transport minister to testify about airport delays, ArriveCAN


MPs on the Transport Commission have unanimously passed a motion asking Transport Minister Omar Al-Ghabra to testify before them to address airport delays and flight cancellations.

“It is our view that the Minister needs to address the critical issues facing the airport and ensure that the Canadian public understands that the government is doing something to rectify the mess. At a very brief remote committee meeting, Conservative MP and transport commentator Melissa Lantzmann said.

Toronto Pearson was ranked, noting that Canadian airports are gaining international attention, Mr. Landmann said. first time due to flight delays.

In addition to the airport issue, the motion also calls on Alghabra to address the ArriveCAN system and reimpose measures against travelers.

ArriveCAN is outside the jurisdiction of Alghabra. Rather, it is administered by the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).

The Canadian government says arrivals have been streamlined by using a mandatory system to enter Canada, but critics have expressed concerns that: privacy issues Discrimination against people who are unfamiliar with technology, such as the elderly.

Landman did not elaborate on the resumption of measures for travelers, but a travel order barring unvaccinated Canadians from flying within Canada was suspended on June 20. but was not completely removed. The government said it could withdraw the mission depending on the circumstances.

“There was commission testimony warning that there would be a surge in passenger numbers this summer. I don’t think it’s acceptable to be ripped off or keep telling Canadians about them, and we’re working on it,” said Lantsman.

A motion adopted by the commission calls for Alghabra to appear by 19 August.

Noe Chartier

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Noé Chartier is a reporter for the Epoch Times based in Montreal. Twitter: @NChartierET Gettr: @nchartieret