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Oct 6, 2021 • NACC in the News

October 6, 2021, Toronto Star – Air travel associations call for federal vaccine passport for new vaccine mandate

Toronto Star article also viewable here Transportation industry associations say the federal government’s development of a national vaccine passport will be vital for airlines to carry out a vaccine mandate for air travellers. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Wednesday that proof of vaccination will be mandatory for people travelling by air and rail by the […]

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Oct 6, 2021 • NACC in the News

October 6, 2021, Yahoo Finance Canada – Canadian airline group seeks clarity on vaccine mandate for travellers

Article is also viewable here The group representing Canada’s largest airlines says it welcomes the federal government’s vaccine mandate for air travellers, but that other travel restrictions should be lifted at the same time in order to help drive the sector’s economic recovery. On Wednesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland announced […]

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Aug 13, 2021 • News Releases

Canada’s Major Airlines Welcome Federal Policy Requiring Mandatory Vaccination of Aviation Employees

Ottawa, August 13, 2021 – Mike McNaney, President and CEO of the National Airlines Council of Canada, which represents Canada’s largest air carriers (Air Canada, Air Transat, Jazz Aviation LP and WestJet) released the following statement in response to today’s announcement by the federal government that employees in federally regulated industries, including aviation, must be […]

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Aug 13, 2021 • NACC in the News

August 13, 2021, Global News – Canada to implement mandatory COVID-19 vaccines for all federal workers by fall

Global News clip also viewable here Canada is making COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for all workers in federal service by this fall, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Dominic LeBlanc announced on Friday. “We are also calling on all federally-regulated industries and sectors, and we are also calling on crown corporations to follow suit,” LeBlanc told reporters in French at […]

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Aug 13, 2021 • NACC in the News

August 13, 2021, Yahoo Finance – Federal government to require vaccines for air, rail travellers

Yahoo Finance article also viewable here The federal government said Friday it will require air and train travellers, as well as public servants and workers in federally regulated industries, be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Transport Minister Omar Alghabra announced Friday that employees working in the federally regulated industries – including the air, rail and marine […]

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Aug 13, 2021 • NACC in the News

August 13, 2021, Open Jaw – Ottawa To Require Air, Rail, Cruise Pax AND Workers To Be Vaccinated; Industry Approves

Open Jaw article also viewable here Both of Canada’s major airlines quickly came out in support of a new move by Ottawa to mandate vaccinated federally-regulated transportation in Canada. Following comments from federal government members earlier this month, Transport Minister Omar Alghabra announced Friday that all federal public servants are required to be fully vaccinated – which […]

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Aug 12, 2021 • NACC in the News

August 12, 2021, Travel News – NACC Supports Feds Proof Of Vaccination Plan

Travel News article also viewable here The National Airlines Council of Canada (NACC) says it ‘fully supports’ the federal government’s plans for a digital proof of vaccination credential. NACC’s president and CEO, Mike McNaney said:  “We fully support the federal government’s on-going engagement with provincial and territorial authorities to develop a standardized vaccination credential, and […]

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Aug 12, 2021 • NACC in the News

August 12, 2021, Pax News – A “critical component”: NACC applauds Ottawa’s vaccine passport promise

Pax News article also viewable here The National Airlines Council of Canada (NACC) is applauding the federal government’s promise to unroll a standardized proof of vaccination credential this fall for international travel, calling it a “critical component” of travel and tourism’s recovery. Federal officials, on Wednesday (Aug. 11), told reporters that they are “actively working” with the provinces and territories on releasing a […]

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Aug 12, 2021 • NACC in the News

August 12, 2021, Open Jaw – Industry Reacts To Ottawa’s Confirmation Of ‘Vaccine Passports’ For Travel By Fall

Open Jaw article is also viewable here When Ottawa announced late Wednesday that it’s ““moving forward with a proof of vaccination for international travel,” the government provided very little new information we didn’t already know from comments by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other federal ministers. In fact, a quick check shows Open Jaw has reported on […]

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Aug 12, 2021 • NACC in the News

August 12, 2021, Canadian Travel News – Airlines Group Hails Canadian Vaccine Passport Plan

Canadian Travel News article is also viewable here The National Airlines Council of Canada welcomes news of a “vaccine passport” for Canadians to use when travelling. “We fully support the federal government’s on-going engagement with provincial and territorial authorities to develop a standardized vaccination credential, and encourage all levels of government to work as effectively […]

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