November 23, 2022: WILL OTTAWA ENSURE BETTER TRAVEL OVER HOLIDAYS?
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IMPROVING AIRLINE EFFICIENCY

Libby Znaimer is joined by John Gradek, a faculty lecturer at McGill University in Montreal and a former executive with Air Canada, Dr. Gabor Lukacs, President and Founder of Air Passenger Rights, and Martin Firestone, President of Travel Secure Inc.

Canada’s transportation minister Omar Alghabra will be holding a summit to address the upcoming holiday travel season. The minister says he is working to improve the situation of delays at the airports and improve efficiency with the airlines and says that his ministry is working to ensure more staff for the airports and airlines. But with the holiday season just a month away, does he have the time and resources to get this done successfully? The summit will include stakeholders from the airlines and airports. And, the minister had this to say about why it is happening: “We cannot go back to what we saw last summer.” And, Marty is on site at Pearson International Airport awaiting to board a flight. He gives us first-hand observations of what is going on there.

CANADA SOCCER AT THE WORLD CUP IN QATAR

Libby Znaimer is joined by Bob Richardson, a member of the board of directors for Canada Soccer.

Today, Canada faces off against Belgium in the world cup in host country Qatar. But, what is more remarkable than that is the fact that Canada is making its first appearance in the event in 36 years. So, how did we get here? And, what does this all mean for Canada on the world stage? Bob was also just recently featured in the Toronto Life list of most influential Torontonians for bringing the future world cup to our City in 2026 (which will be joint hosted by the US and Mexico as well).

METROLINX’S PLANS TO UPROOT HISTORIC TREES AT OSGOODE HALL

Libby Znaimer is joined by Steve Munro, a Toronto transit advocate followed by Mike Schreiner, leader of the Green Party of Ontario.

Metrolinx has plans to cut down five trees in the historic grove at Osgoode Hall as part of its Ontario Line project and has notified the Law Society of Ontario that it will begin doing so on Dec. 5th or earlier. Our guests today explain why this is a bad idea and the damage it will do to the historic urban forest land that has been preserved for more than 200 years according to the law society.

 

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