Air Canada Welcomes Appointment of Marc Garneau as Minister of Transport

MONTREAL, Nov. 4, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada provides the following statement on the appointment today of Marc Garneau as Canada's Minister of Transport.

"I am delighted to see the appointment of Marc Garneau as our Minister of Transport, given his background and enormous credibility," said Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Aviation is a primary economic driver for our country and we look forward to working with Minister Garneau and the Trudeau government to continue to increase the competitiveness of Canadian aviation and build on its reputation for providing safe, reliable service within Canada and across the globe."

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