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CBAA applauds budget, but sounds caution over TC cuts

April 4, 2012, Ottawa - The Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA) applauded the budget 2012 measures that support business, but sounded a note of caution on the cuts to key departments and agencies.


April 4, 2012
By Carey Fredericks

“We were very pleased to see the number of business-friendly initiatives announced in the budget that will have a positive impact on the economy.” said CBAA Sam Barone, President & CEO.  “However, the cuts to key aviation-related departments and agencies such as Transport Canada, CATSA and CBSA are a concern to us, as no detail has been provided on where and how those cuts will happen. We know that these agencies are already stretched for resources – further reductions may end up affecting their ability to deliver the level of service that our sector requires.”

Details of the spending cuts will be made public when the Supplementary Estimates are tabled in May.  CBAA will be monitoring the budget outcomes closely, and working to stem any service reductions that may arise from the government’s deficit-fighting budget.