The Honorable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, issued this statement today to mark International Civil Aviation Day:
“As Canada’s Minister of Transport, it is my pleasure to mark International Civil Aviation Day. As one of our most important aviation hubs, we could not be more proud to host the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Montreal. Since 1947, the Government of Canada has been working closely with ICAO and its international aviation partners to advance civil aviation in Canada and around the world. The progress we have made together is astounding.
“International civil aviation brings people together and underpins global socio-economic development. This year’s theme for International Civil Aviation Day, “Working Together to Ensure No Country is Left Behind” highlights the capacity-building that is essential to ICAO’s mission. As always, Canada stands ready to work with ICAO and other member states to support countries in meeting international aviation standards.
“Canada is also proud to support the adoption of the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), and to work toward its implementation to ensure that global aviation growth is done in a sustainable manner.
“As we prepare to celebrate ICAO’s 75th anniversary, and to welcome the 40th Session of the ICAO Assembly in 2019, we look forward to another great year of collaboration in advancing our shared priorities in areas including aviation security, safety, sustainable development, and promoting the participation of youth and women in aviation careers.”