Statement by Minister Raitt on the Germanwings Tragedy

OTTAWA, March 26, 2015 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, issued today this statement:

"Our hearts goes out to all those who lost a family member or a friend in this terrible tragedy.

"We are following the situation in Europe very closely.

"I have asked my officials to review all policies and procedures that may be applicable to ensure the safety and security of the travelling public.

"In light of reports this morning, I will be issuing an interim order which would require two crew members be in the flight deck at all times to ensure the security of Canadian passengers."


SOURCE Transport Canada

For further information: Zach Segal, Press Secretary, Office of the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, Ottawa, 613-991-0700

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