Moe getting involved in campaign to keep air traffic control tower at YQR operating

Premier Scott Moe and some of his counterparts are writing a letter to Justin Trudeau in which they ask him to get involved in the effort to save air traffic control towers in seven cities including Regina.

Moe, along with the premiers of Alberta, BC, Quebec, Ontario and the Yukon, are asking for any decisions by NAV Canada to be made after COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed and there is normalcy when it comes to air traffic.

The Canadian Air Traffic Control Association says more than 100 air traffic controllers received layoff notices across the country last month including the 10 controllers at the Regina airport.

It has been suggested that if the tower were to close that Westjet and Air Canada may wish to centralize its Saskatchewan operations in Saskatoon which Regina M-P Michael Kram says would be disastrous for our city post-pandemic when it comes to hosting trade shows, major sporting events and other things.

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