MONTREAL, March 22, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Transat A.T. Inc., one of the
largest integrated tourism companies in the world and Canada's holiday
travel leader, welcomes the federal government's intent to reform the
Temporary Foreign Worker Program, as stated in its 2013 budget.
Available programs need to serve the interests of both Canadian workers
and employers, and they should not be used to create an unlevel playing
field. A better balance is needed to ensure that Canada remains fully
engaged in the global economy, while putting the priority on keeping
Canadians connected with available jobs.
"I congratulate Minister Flaherty and the government for recognizing the
need for reforming the Temporary Foreign Worker Program and ensuring a
balance exists between facilitating access to foreign workers where
needed and ensuring a healthy competitive landscape in Canada," said
Jean-Marc Eustache, President and Chief Executive Officer of Transat
Transat A.T. Inc. is an integrated international tour operator with more
than 60 destination countries and that distributes products in over 50
countries. A holiday travel specialist, Transat operates mainly in
Canada and Europe, as well as in the Caribbean, Mexico and the
Mediterranean Basin. Montreal-based Transat is also active in air
transportation, accommodation, destination services and distribution.
Transat's firm commitment to sustainable tourism development is
reflected in its multiple corporate responsibility initiatives. (TSX:
SOURCE: TRANSAT A.T. INC.
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