For Immediate Release
November 2, 2021
Kram Welcomes Return of International Flights to Regina
Michael Kram, MP for Regina Wascana, today welcomed the news that direct international flights will be allowed to return to Regina on November 30. The Ministry of Transport today announced a partial lifting of restrictions on eight airports across the country.
“This announcement is, obviously, overdue but better late than never,” Kram said.
However, Kram noted that there was still more to be done, both locally and nationally.
“The federal government is still in the game of playing favourites for no obvious reasons. Today, they lifted restrictions on another eight regional airports but there are another nine that are still unable to receive international flights. Further, Regina and many other airports continue to struggle financially due to lack of support from the Liberal government through the pandemic. The fight to preserve and grow Canada’s air services is not over,” Kram said.
Kram extended his thanks to everyone who had helped in getting restrictions eased.
“Getting the Ministry to change course is always difficult, especially with a federal government as arrogant and tone-deaf as this one. This change came about through the effort of ‘squeaky wheels’ who were persistent in hounding the Minister on this issue. I want to thank my Conservative colleagues from coast to coast as well as Premier Moe and Mayor Masters for their help in restoring service to our airport.”
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For more information, contact:
Administrative Assistant for MP Michael Kram, Regina-Wascana