Speeches and articles

by Scott Streiner, Chair and CEO, Canadian Transportation Agency (Hill Times 2020-11-16) The global collapse of air travel as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic is without precedent in the century since the dawn of international...
Chair and CEO Keynote Address to the IATA Global Accessibility Symposium – October 27, 2020 The air transportation sector is going through its greatest crisis since the first international commercial flight a century ago. That flight was...
Air travel is an essential part of modern life. Nowhere is that more true than in this vast country. Every year, about 160 million travellers get on or off a plane in Canada. The people passing through this and every Canadian airport rely on flights to...
  No Person Left Behind: Working Together to Advance the Accessibility of Air Travel Check against delivery I'd like to thank IATA for inviting me to speak today, and congratulate the organization and each of you for organizing and...
Equality in motion: Designing and building for accessible transportation On April 15, the 123rd Boston Marathon was held. The race is famous for many reasons, including its status as the world’s oldest marathon. But this year, something was missing: for...
Today marks a milestone for air travel in Canada. The Air Passenger Protection Regulations, or APPR, will, for the first time, lay out airlines' minimum obligations to passengers if, for example, their flight is delayed or cancelled, they're...
Staying balanced, moving quickly: Key changes in the operating frameworks of Canada's rail and air sectors Check Against Delivery 1905 is often referred to as the "miraculous year." Sadly, this is not because it was the first full year of...
Check against delivery It’s a pleasure to be here today, to briefly explain the accessibility-related mandate and activities of the Canadian Transportation Agency, the CTA, and to answer the committee’s questions. The CTA is Canada’s longest-...
by Scott Streiner, Chair and CEO, Canadian Transportation Agency (HillTimes 2019-04-01) Important changes are coming to the economic and accessibility-related regulatory framework in which airlines in Canada operate, as three sets of...
Check against delivery It’s a pleasure to be here today with Minister Qualtrough, and Robyn McVicker, Vice President, Operations and Maintenance of the Vancouver International Airport. YVR is an appropriate place to hold an event focused on...