IATA Disappointed with Canada’s 2023 Federal Budget

Montreal – WEBWIRE

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expressed disappointment at the lack of positive measures to strengthen and enhance Canadas air transport system and global competitiveness in the countrys 2023 Federal Budget.

IATA was hopeful that the Federal Budget would include measures to support the recommendations from the House of Commons Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities. Unfortunately that was not the case, wrote Willie Walsh, IATAs Director General, in a letter to Canadas Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, and to the Minister of Transport.

In hisletter, Walsh welcomed the proposal to provide C$1.8 billion over five years to the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) to maintain and increase its level of service, reduce passenger screening wait times and strengthen security measures at airports. However this has come with a proposed 33% increase in the Air Travellers Security Charge (ATSC). This makes air travel even less affordable for all Canadians, wrote Walsh.

Walsh also expressed concern over the proposal to strengthen the authority of the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) and make airlines more accountable for service failures and disruptions regardless of who is at fault. We strongly encourage the Government to share these accountabilities across all components of the commercial air system involved in supporting smooth airline operations and a positive traveler experience. These includes airlines, airports, CATSA, CBSA and Nav Canada. Walsh pointed out that imposing a regulatory charge on airlines to recover the costs of dealing with passenger complaints adds to the high cost burden of airlines operating in Canada.

Walsh urged the Canadian Government to support the aviation industrys efforts to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. He called on the Government to open immediate consultations with the industry on the C$15 billion in funds meant to incentivize alternative fuel development in Canada.

Walsh emphasized that a healthy, sustainable aviation sector makes an enormous contribution to the countrys wellbeing. Pre-COVID, Canadas aviation sector contributed C$51.4 billion to the countrys GDP and supported some 633,000 jobs. Commercial aviation is a powerful economic engine for Canada. We urge the Government of Canada to take steps to remove barriers to the continued growth of this sector, and make it more competitive globally, wrote Walsh.


IATA (International Air Transport Association) represents some 300 airlines comprising 83% of global air traffic.

Canada – Health Canada’s Science Advisory Committee on Pest Control Products (SAC-PCP): recommendations in response to the first charge question are now available online

The Science Advisory Committee on Pest Control Products (SAC-PCP) provides Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) with independent scientific advice to support PMRA in evidence-based decision making on pesticides.

PMRA maintains the responsibility and the sole authority to make regulatory decisions on pesticides taking into consideration the advice provided by the Committee.

Advice from the Committee in the form of written Advisory Reports are submitted to the PMRA. Advice linked to a specific pesticide application or post-market evaluation will be made available at the time of the proposed or final decision. A summary of the Committee’s advice and recommendations, as seen in their Advisory Reports, along with the PMRA’s response, will be posted here. The full Reports are available by request.

Committee Advisory Reports
Advice from the SAC-PCP will be provided here when available.

July 8, 2022 Inaugural Meeting

Summary of SAC-PCP’s recommendations on the first charge question

Canada – Health Canada’s Science Advisory Committee on Pest Control Products (SAC-PCP): webpage updates

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PMRA maintains the responsibility and the sole authority to make regulatory decisions on pesticides taking into consideration the advice provided by the Committee.

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Contact the committee by e-mail: pmra.sacpcp-ccspa.arla@hc-sc.gc.ca

Canada – Canada’s second public consultation seeking input on the ambition and direction of the United Nations Plastic Agreement

During the fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-5), the global community came together to recognize the plastic pollution crisis as an environmental priority, and unanimously agreed to develop a new international legally binding agreement on plastic pollution. An Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC) has been established to develop the legally binding agreement on plastic pollution by 2024…

Canada’s coziest cottages and trending Canadian cities for fall


Key Takeaways

  • 22 of Canada’s Coziest Cottages for 2022 to inspire fall wanderlust from coast-to-coast.
  • From the forests in Richmond and the mountains in Jasper, to the urban adventures in Toronto and the coastal lore in Charlottetown, Canada’s unique landscapes are showcased in the top 10 trending cities and towns.
  • Inspiring wanderlust are the Lake, Cabins, Skiing, National park and countryside Airbnb Categories – with the typical listing in the top five categories earning approximately $3,000 in less than two months.

Autumn has officially arrived,  and with it comes fantastic foliage, shorter days and longer nights that signal the start of Canada’s fall season. Whether you’re a Canadian looking for an escape in your own backyard, or a world traveller wanting to take in maple trees, mountains and sightseeing in the Great White North, fall is a spectacular time to get cozy in Canada — and an even better time for Canadians to host on Airbnb.

No Canadian adventure is complete without a trip to a cottage. It’s time to bust out your favourite flannel, sip on coffee and cocoa, and embrace all things comforting. To inspire your own autumn adventure, here are some of Canada’s Coziest Cottages found from coast-to-coast.¹

Trending Canadian Cities for Fall

It’s no surprise that Canada’s diverse landscape is inspiring travellers before the snow and arctic cold arrives. At the same time, more and more Canadians are also turning to hosting on Airbnb – opening up their homes to travellers near and far. Canada saw a nearly 100 percent increase in new Hosts in Q2 of 2022 compared to the same time last year.

From the majestic mountains in Alberta and the unforgettable forests in BC, to big city adventures in Toronto, Calgary and Quebec City, and coastal lore in PEI and New Brunswick, we’re revealing the top 10 trending cities across Canada, based on most nights booked this fall.²

  • Richmond, BC 
  • Toronto, ON
  • Burnaby, BC
  • Guelph, ON
  • Lions Bay, BC
  • Québec City, QC
  • Charlottetown, PEI
  • Calgary, AB
  • Kamloops, BC
  • Jasper, AB
  • Saint John, NB

The Most Wishlisted Categories in Canada 

In May, Airbnb introduced a new way to search designed around Airbnb Categories, making it easy to discover millions of unique homes – and a perfect way to inspire your next fall Canadian getaway. 

Since launching, travellers have been struck by Canadian wanderlust, eyeing outdoors stays that take advantage of Canada’s unique landscapes. Lakefront and Cabins are the top two most wishlisted Categories, followed by Countryside, Skiing and National parks rounding out the top five.³

And it’s not just Airbnb guests that are benefiting from the newly-introduced Categories. Airbnb Hosts across the country are earning additional income by adding their homes to a Category and inspiring travellers around the globe. Canadian Hosts in each of the top five Categories typically earned approximately $3,000 on the platform from the nearly 50,000 nights booked across all five categories in less than two months.⁴

To learn more about hosting, go to airbnb.com/host and get started.

Read more about: Canada, Categories, Homes

  1. All bookings included in this press release are intended to inspire and illustrate. Airbnb does not endorse or promote these listings or any other accommodations or experiences on the platform.
  2. Based on year-over-year percentage increase in nights booked in Fall (Sept 22 to Dec 20) from January 1 to June 30, 2022 and the same period in 2021.
  3. Top Wishlisted categories between May 11 and June 20, 2022.
  4. Median Host earnings in Canada for Lakefront, Cabins, Countryside, Skiing, and National park based on nights booked between May 11 and June 20, 2022.

About Airbnb

Airbnb was born in 2007 when two Hosts welcomed three guests to their San Francisco home, and has since grown to over 4 million Hosts who have welcomed more than 1 billion guest arrivals across over 220 countries and regions. Travel on Airbnb keeps more of the financial benefits of tourism with the people and places that make it happen. Airbnb has generated billions of dollars in earnings for Hosts, most of whom are individuals listing the homes in which they live. Among Hosts who report their gender, more than half are women, and one in five employed Hosts are either teachers or healthcare workers. Travel on Airbnb also has generated more than $4 billion in tax revenue around the world. Airbnb has helped advance more than 1,000 regulatory frameworks for short-term rentals, including in 80% of our top 200 geographies. In late 2020, to support our continued expansion and diversification, we launched the City Portal to provide governments with a one-stop shop that supports data sharing and compliance with local registration rules. We continue to invest in innovations and tools to support our ongoing work with governments around the world to advance travel that best serves communities.