Consultations

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List of consultations

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Closing date Topic Title Description
Aviation Let’s Talk Interference with CATSA Screening at Airports

Transport Canada wants to add regulations that would fine and ban people when they are unruly and interfere with CATSA’s screening process at airport screening checkpoints.

Closed Aviation Modernizing the Canadian Aviation Regulations: General Aviation

Transport Canada is conducting a regulatory review to modernize the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) and its associated Standards. This work aims to make the regulatory framework more agile, coherent and risk adverse to better serve the needs of the aviation sector. We would like to hear from you on how we can enhance, improve, or modernize regulations related to general aviation, with a focus on balloon, hang glider, ultralight, and parachute operations.

Closed Aviation Share and view ideas: A framework for the future of Canada’s air transportation system

A safe and reliable air transportation system is critical for Canada. As the air sector recovers from recent challenges, we want your input on how we could improve the efficiency, transparency, and accountability of Canada’s air transportation system.

Closed Aviation Let’s Talk Aviation Safety – Updating the Vancouver International Airport Zoning Regulations

Transport Canada wants to update the Vancouver International Airport Zoning Regulations, which haven’t been updated for over 30 years. The changes we’re proposing will limit the heights of future development near the airport. They will also include rules that minimize the risk of bird strikes and ban electronic interference with communications to and from aircraft.

Closed Aviation Let’s Talk Drones 2022

Transport Canada and the CanaDAC would like to hear from you about our first year of work to help guide future directions of the committee.

Closed Aviation Public consultation on modernizing fees for aircraft registration services

As we continue modernizing our aircraft registration services, we want your feedback on changes we’re proposing for these services that would come into effect in 2024.

Closed Aviation Public Consultation on Proposed Acquisition of Sunwing Vacations and Sunwing Airlines by WestJet Airlines Ltd.

WestJet Airlines Ltd. and Sunwing Travel Group have notified the Minister of Transport that WestJet proposes to acquire Sunwing Vacations and Sunwing Airlines.

The Minister has decided that the proposed acquisition raised public interest considerations with respect to the national transportation system and directed Transport Canada to begin a public interest assessment. The assessment will include input from the Commissioner of Competition, who will look at how the acquisition would impact competition in the air sector.

A public consultation is a key part of the public interest assessment. Canadians are invited to share their views on the proposed acquisition.

Closed Aviation, Marine, Rail, Road Let’s Talk Supply Chains

Transport Canada understands that supply chain issues have wide-ranging impacts and would like to hear the views of all Canadians. We want to continue this important conversation and gather additional comments, questions, and feedback from the public.

Closed Aviation Modernizing safety management systems policy review: Civil aviation

Transport Canada is conducting a Safety Management Systems (SMS) policy review of the Canadian aviation sectors currently regulated to have SMS requirements under the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs). We want your comments as to how best to improve SMS.

Closed Aviation Modernizing the Canadian Aviation Regulations: Helicopter/Heliport and Commercial Aircraft Operations

Transport Canada is conducting an aviation safety regulatory review to modernize the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs). We want your comments related to helicopter/heliport and commercial aircraft operations.

Closed Aviation Modernizing the Canadian Aviation Regulations: Personnel Training, Qualifications and Licensing

Transport Canada is conducting an aviation safety regulatory review to modernize the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs). We want your comments related to personnel training, qualifications and licensing.

Closed Aviation Public Consultation on Proposed Purchase of Transat A.T. Inc. by Air Canada

Air Canada and Transat A.T. Inc. notified the Minister of Transport that Air Canada proposes to purchase Transat A.T. Inc.

The Minister decided that the proposed purchase raised public interest issues about national transportation, and directed Transport Canada to begin a public interest assessment.

Closed Aviation Locked Checked Baggage

Transport Canada is proposing to have the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA), rather than airlines, cut locks and seals on checked bags it needs to open and search. We want to hear your feedback on this proposed change.

Closed Aviation Share and view ideas: Let's Talk Drones

We are seeking your feedback on our recently published Regulations Amending the Canadian Aviation Regulations (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS).

Closed Aviation Share and view ideas: Modernizing the Canadian Aviation Regulations: Part II Aircraft Identification and Registration

Transport Canada is conducting an aviation safety regulatory review to modernize the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs).

Closed Aviation Share and view ideas: Lasers - Interim Order No. 2

Transport Canada has renewed the Interim Order (Interim Order No. 2) for an additional year. The Interim Order was signed by the Minister of Transport Canada on June 10, 2019 and remains in effect until June 10, 2020. Transport Canada will continue to be proactive in consulting with stakeholders concerning the Interim Order.

Closed Aviation Modernizing the Canadian Aviation Regulations: Consultation Overview

Summary report of Transport Canada’s Let’s Talk Transportation: Modernizing the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) consultation. The website, along with a generic email, gave stakeholders the chance to provide input directly to the Transport Canada’s Civil Aviation (TCCA), Aviation Safety Regulatory Review Team.

Closed Aviation Share and view ideas: Modernizing fees for Aeronautical Product Approvals

As part of Modernizing Transport Canada's fees for services, we are proposing changes to aeronautical product design approvals fees, and we want your feedback.

Closed Aviation Evaluating the Air Travel Experience

We invited you to share your views as we work towards new regulations on collecting air travel performance data from air travel service providers.

Closed Aviation Car Seats on Planes

We asked what the public and industry thought about making Child Restraint Systems, such as car seats, mandatory on board commercial flights for children under 2 years old.

Closed Aviation Let's Talk Drones

We asked for your feedback on how to support safe drone operations, tools fostering ongoing dialogue with the drone industry and stakeholders and promoting Canadian drone innovation.

Closed Aviation, Marine, Rail, Road The Future of Transportation in Canada: Developing a Long-term Agenda for Transportation

We coordinated an engagement process to inform the development of a long-term agenda for transportation in Canada that presented opportunities and advances in technology.

Closed Aviation Aeronautical Product Approvals Fee Proposal

The Canadian aerospace industry is diverse, ranging from multinational companies that develop and manufacture entire aircraft, to sole proprietorships offering engineering services, to owners who wish to modify or repair their aircraft. Collectively, these groups rely on Transport Canada (TC) to review and approve aeronautical product designs. In Canada, aeronautical product designs must be approved by TC , acting on behalf of the Minister of Transport. TC reviews aeronautical product designs to ensure that these designs meet Canadian and international standards. TC approval enables the use of these products in Canada and their exportation to the global market.

Closed Aviation What We Heard Report — Public Consultation on Modernizing Fees for Aeronautical Product Approvals

Between September 5, 2018 and October 19, 2018, TC held a public consultation on the Fee Proposal for Aeronautical Product Approvals and published this Fee Proposal on the TC Let’s Talk Fee Modernization webpage.

Closed Aviation Modernizing the Canadian Aviation Regulations: Part II Aircraft Identification and Registration

Summary report of Transport Canada’s Modernizing the Canadian Aviation Regulations: Part II Aircraft Identification and Registration. The website, along with a generic email, gave stakeholders the chance to provide input directly to the Transport Canada’s Civil Aviation (TCCA), Aviation Safety Regulatory Review Team.