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“Aviation in crisis”: New Transport Minister Omar Alghabra steps into hornet’s nest of unresolved issues

After just 30 minutes of being sworn in as Canada’s new Minister of Transport, Omar Alghabra, was already fielding questions about the pending Air Canada-Transat deal.

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With unfinished business, Garneau is out as Transport Minister in cabinet shuffle

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau switched up some high-profile ministers in a cabinet shuffle on Tuesday (Jan. 12) and one of the changes involves Transport Minister Marc Garneau.

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Canada-U.S. land border closure extended to Feb. 21

The Canada-United States land border will remain closed to non-essential travel until at least Feb. 21, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday (Jan 12).

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Ottawa moves to bar travelling Canadians from accessing benefit while in quarantine

Federal officials are closing a loophole that has been letting Canadians claim payments from the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit while in quarantine after travelling abroad.

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Israel Ministry of Tourism to host tourism seminar, agents invited to attend

The Israel Ministry of Tourism (IMOT) has announced ISRAEL | TOURISM 3.0, hosted by Gal Hana, the Israel Consul of Tourism for Canada. The virtual event will take place on Jan. 20, 2021.

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Benny Weidacher joins Scenic as VP, Global Cruise Operations

Benny Weidacher has joined Scenic Group as Vice-President of Global Cruise Operations. Weidacher will oversee all operational aspects of the company’s hotel services, culinary programs, expedition teams and technical departments for Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours, Scenic Eclipse and Emerald Cruises brands.

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VIDEO: Florida Keys uses Ernest Hemingway look-alikes to encourage mask wearing

Ernest Hemingway look-alikes are being used by the Florida Keys tourism council to encourage visitors and residents to wear masks to protect against COVID-19.

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Rollout of Jamaica testing exemption irks trade; JTB releases latest updates

The rollout of Transport Canada’s temporary testing exemption for air passengers travelling from Jamaica to Canada is under fire by a travel agent, who spent last week trying to get her client a PCR testing appointment in destination.

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Fake & fast COVID tests are being sold in Mexico (and they’re working in Canada)

In a recent expose, Montreal-based newspaper Le Devoir reports that it was able to purchase a fake COVID-19 test in Mexico and use it to enter Canada. According to border security at Montreal airport, the fake test met all of Canada's requirements.

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“What is the hold up?” Trudeau pushed on airline bailout status

Speaking to media on Friday (Jan. 8), Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reiterated that “people shouldn’t be travelling,” a warning that he also recognized as a “direct challenge for the airline industries to manage through.”

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