Time to ground airport privatization

Originally published Jun 24 2017

With the House of Commons rising for the summer, government MPs making the rounds of the barbecue circuit back home will be able to test some of their government’s more creative ideas with their constituents.

One idea they should run up the Canada Day flagpole is the government’s plan to sell off the country’s airports. If recent polls on the subject are any indication, it’s unlikely MPs will find many fans.

An April Angus Reid poll found that more than half of Canadians oppose the idea – euphemistically called asset recycling in government communications – fearing it would make air travel more expensive and the experience less enjoyable.

To his credit, Transport Minister Garneau has made it his priority to improve air travel and reduce its cost.

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