Air Transport in Canada Symposium: Time for Real Change Powered by Pilots

April 29, 2016
Ottawa Marriott
Ottawa, Ont., Canada

Commensurate with the Canadian government’s commitment to bring about real change, this conference will examine how we can work together to achieve real change in today’s air transport industry.

Draft Agenda

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Summit Room
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Meet the Speakers Reception
Honoured Guest: The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport
Friday, April 29, 2016
Victoria North Ballroom
7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Registration and morning coffee
8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Opening Remarks & Introductions
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Captain Dan Adamus – President, Canada Board, Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l, Master of Ceremonies
Captain Tim Canoll – President, Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l
9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Opening Keynote Address
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The Honourable Senator Leo Housakos – Senate of Canada
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Panel: Competition in Canada’s Airline Industry
Discussing the Canada Transportation Act, including fees and taxes imposed on the industry.
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Moderator: Captain Brian Shury – Canada Board Vice President, Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l
Daniel-Robert Gooch – President, Canadian Airports Council | Download PDF
Fred Lazar – Associate Professor, Schulich School of Business, York University | Download PDF
Marc-André O’Rourke – Executive Director, National Airlines Council of Canada | Download PDF
John McKenna – President and Chief Executive Officer, Air Transport Association of Canada | Download PDF
10:30 – 10:45 a.m.
Coffee Break
10:45 a.m. – Noon
Panel: Security Screening of Airline Pilots: Adopting a Risk-Based Approach
Reviewing today’s aviation security screening system to identify efficiencies, concentrating on threats and how pilots can play a role as part of the threat prevention team.
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Moderator: Captain Gerry Davis – Director of Security, Canada, Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l
Chris Phelan – Senior Director of Security and Industry Affairs, Canadian Airports Council | Download PDF
Benoit Legault – Director, Program Integrity, Operations, Service Delivery, Canadian Air Transport Security Authority | Download PDF
Brenda Hensler-Hobbs – Director General, Aviation Security, Transport Canada
Peter Herron – Manager, Corporate Security, Jazz Aviation LP
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Keynote Luncheon
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Donald Roussel – Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Safety & Security, Transport Canada | Download PDF
1:30 – 2:45 p.m.
Panel: Improving Airline Safety and Service 
Examining important issues that must be addressed to improve safety and the level of airline service provided throughout Canada.
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Moderator: Captain Peter Black – MEC Chairman, First Air
Ed Bunoza – Chairman, Flight Safety Division, Air Canada Pilots Association | Download PDF
Jeff Cochrane – Director, Navigation and Airspace, NAV CANADA | Download PDF
Steve Linthwaite – Vice President, Flight Operations, Jazz Aviation | Download PDF
Aaron McCrorie – Director General, Civil Aviation, Transport Canada
2:45 – 3:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks
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Captain Joe DePete – First Vice President & National Safety Coordinator, Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l
3:00 p.m.
Coffee & Networking