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  1. Brian
    Brian at |

    Two totally—totally—unrelated items that came out today:

    1) Air Canada C Series Airframe Heavy Maintenance to be Performed in Quebec—this agreement has the Government of Quebec dropping a lawsuit against Air Canada pulling out MRO business from Quebec which was mandated in the legislation that privatized the airline. http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/air-canada-c-series-airframe-heavy-maintenance-to-be-performed-in-quebec-569107481.html

    2) The Government of Canada is committed to ease competition rules that Air Canada uniquely had to comply with after privatization. http://business.financialpost.com/news/transportation/ottawa-to-ease-competition-rules-for-air-canada-after-cseries-purchase

    The 90 passenger Q400 can’t be for Porter—they (and Air Canada) operate the aircraft with fewer seats than normal already so they can operate out of YTZ.

    1. Stannis
      Stannis at |

      “Garneau said the federal government didn’t pressure Air Canada to purchase the jets.”

      Of course not. And AC didn’t pressure the federal government to ‘review’ the New Leaf license.