Unable to make it to Regina, Dominic Cardy takes on Air Canada

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Unable to make it to Regina, Dominic Cardy wins over Air Canada

New Brunswick Minister of Education Calls for Deregulation of Airlines airlines.

An Air Canada plane at the airport in Regina, Saskatchewan, on May 12, 2021.

New Brunswick's education minister hits out at Air Canada, saying the airline is incompetent because it decided over the weekend to cancel a flight on Monday that reportedly took him and four officials to a conference in Regina.

Dominic Cardy posted a series of tweets on Saturday claiming that the cancellation, announced earlier in the day, means that New Brunswick will not be represented at this year's meeting of the Council of Ministers of Education.

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M. Cardy continued on Twitter calling for the deregulation of Canadian airlines.

His comments sparked an online debate, with some people asking the minister why his delegation should attend in person rather than join a Zoom call, which would save taxpayers money.

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Air Canada could not immediately be reached for comment.

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Air Canada announced last week that it would be cutting its July and August schedule by more than 15% — over 9,500 flights — due to the difficulties of x27;an air transport system facing growing demand.

Also last week, Calgary-based WestJet confirmed that it was flying 32% less to and from Toronto Pearson International Airport in July than before the COVID-19 pandemic.

Over the past few weeks, Airline industry logistical issues have resulted in long lines, tight connections and canceled flights at many Canadian airports.

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