Statement by Massimo Bergamini, President and CEO of the National Airlines Council of Canada on the shift of customs and border agents from Toronto Pearson airport to Quebec:
“Today, the Globe and Mail reported that border and customs agents are being pulled from the Greater Toronto Area to handle a “significant” influx of asylum seekers across the U.S. border into Quebec over the summer months.
We are very concerned that it will lead to delays for travellers embarking from overseas and U.S. flights at Toronto’s Pearson International airport as well as cascading delays across the system.
The air travel experience doesn’t start with check-in and end with baggage pick up. The Government of Canada needs to live up to its responsibilities to air travellers and ensure timely and efficient passenger screening.”
For more information contact Massimo Bergamini, [email protected]