Library of Parliament Legislative Summary of Act to Amend the Air Canada Public Participation Act
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"Bill C-17: An Act to Amend the Air Canada Public Participation Act (short title: Air Canada and Its Associates Act) was introduced by the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Denis Lebel , on 17 October 2011 and given first reading the same day. The bill’s main components:
- extend the application of Parts IV, IX and X of the Official Languages Act to designated air carriers under contract with Air Canada;
- deem the articles of ACE Aviation Holdings Inc. to include provisions respecting the location of its head office and the right of persons to communicate with that corporation in either official language; and
- exempt Air Canada from the application of section 25 of the Official Languages Act with respect to air services provided or made available by air carriers with which it has only code-sharing arrangements."