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SOURCE Transport Canada
MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 6, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced an expanded Canada-Philippines Air Transport Agreement that allows for more flights between the two countries. Minister Raitt, joined by Senator Tobias Enverga, made the announcement at the Gateway Centre for New Canadians in Mississauga, Ontario, home to a growing Canadian-Filipino community.
Reached under Canada's Blue Sky policy, which encourages long-term, sustainable competition and the development of international air services, the newly expanded agreement with the Philippines offers:
The new rights under this expanded agreement are available for use by airlines immediately.
"The Government of Canada is committed to helping the Canadian air
industry increase its access to international markets. An expanded
agreement with a growing international air transport market like the
Philippines not only benefits our air sector, but also domestic
businesses, shippers and travellers who will now have more options."
The Honourable Lisa Raitt
Minister of Transport
"Our government is committed to providing Canadians businesses,
including small-and-medium size enterprises, with the tools they need
to expand and succeed abroad, and that includes expanded air
agreements. When our businesses succeed abroad it creates jobs and
prosperity right here at home."
The Honourable Ed Fast
Minister of International Trade
Additional and up-to-date information on the Blue Sky policy and its implementation can be found at: www.tc.gc.ca/bluesky.
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