Canada is playing a leadership role as delegates from around the world come together to secure the highest possible standards in global aviation, and make air transportation more clean, safe, and secure.
The Honourable Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport, and the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, will join over 2,500 delegates from Member States and representatives from international organizations at the 41st Session of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Assembly, which runs from September 27 to October 7, 2022.
At this event, hosted at ICAO headquarters in Montréal, Minister Alghabra and Minister Joly will participate in several events aimed to advance important issues and priorities for Canada, including:
- the continued recovery of the air sector;
- upholding a rules-based international air transport system;
- taking action to ensure that tragic events, such as the downing of flights PS752 and MH17 are not repeated, including by advocating for improvements to ICAO’s air accident investigation protocols, and advancing the Safer Skies Initiative; and
- moving towards reducing pollution in the air sector.
While in Montréal, Minister Alghabra will also meet with his counterparts from several countries to discuss ways to enhance international cooperation in transportation.