April 4, 2020 – Helijet steps up: free flights for healthcare workers during COVID-19 pandemic

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Helijet steps up: free flights for healthcare workers during COVID-19 pandemic





  • Draft premium – CUPE Air Canada component v Air Canada – 2020 CanLII 25181 (CA LA)
    Collective agreement required employer to pay two premiums – lead flight attendant premium: 15% of base salary – draft premium: 50% of base salary when called to non-scheduled work – employer stacked premiums to calculate draft until January 2016 – began calculating lead and draft premiums separately – union grieved – employer is not required to stacked premiums when calculating draft – past practice, however, created legitimate expectation for union – employer required to pay stacked premiums
  • Human Rights – Pedroso v Air Canada – 2020 FC 464
    Judicial review of Canadian Human Rights Commission decision to dismiss complaint – applicant alleges discrimination based on his age – applicant applied to work as a flight attendant – he was 60 years old – worked as an airplane groomer – passed all stages of hiring process except in-person interview – question before court was whether Commission had conducted a fair investigation – Commission had – examination of Air Canada’s procedures and interview results did not disclose grounds of discrimination
  • Property – Specter Aviation c Laprade – 2020 QCCS 1060
    Laprade contested seizure pending judgment of Beechcraft Super King Air 300 – Specter claimed it was the true proprietor of the aircraft – party requesting seizure must always prima facie show that aircraft was improperly acquired – aircraft seized during contract negotiations – Laprade thought contract concluded, seized aircraft in secret – other parties had not consented to transfer of ownership – prima facie case met – seizure pending judgment continued
  • Free lunches – Air Canada v Sorella – 2020 CanLII 25179 (CA SA)
    Employee terminated for eating free lunches at Dorval cafeteria; breach of trust – Head of service at Air Canada’s property section – responsible for food services – employee contested termination – admitted facts, submitted that termination was too harsh a penalty – termination warranted: breach of trust too severe to reconstruct employment relationship



  • Certification – Saint John’s International Airport Authority – Order No. 11498-U
    Employer applied against PSAC for change in certification – PSAC not opposed – new certificate reads:all employees of the St. John’s International Airport Authority, excluding the Chief Executive Officer, Director–Operations, Chief Financial Officer, Director–Marketing and Business Development, Director–Information and Communications Technology, Director–Infrastructure and Planning, Director–Human Resources, Manager–Human Resources, Manager–Safety and Environment, Manager–Infrastructure, Manager–Airside Services, Manager–Emergency Response and Planning, Manager–Security and Operational Response, the Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer and the Executive Assistant to the Director–Operations.



  • Application – Olympus Airways S.A. c-o-b as Olympus Airways – Determination No. A-2020-52
    Pursuant to subsection 73(2) of the Canada Transportation Act
  • Application – Cargolux Airlines International, S.A. (Cargolux), on behalf of itself and Cargolux Italia S.p.A. – Determination No. A-2020-51
    Pursuant to section 60 of the Canada Transportation Act and section 8.2 of the Air Transportation Regulations
  • Application – F.S. Air Service, Inc. c-o-b as Plus One Air of Port Pierce, Florida, USA – Determination No. A-2020-49
    Pursuant to subsection 73(2) of the Canada Transportation Act
  • Suspension – Delco Aviation Ltee – Determination No. A-2020-48
    Continue suspension of Licence No. 972081
  • Suspension – Svensk Industriflyg AB – Order No. 2020-A-39
    Licence no. 160027
  • Suspension – Harv’s Air Service Ltd. – Order No. 2020-A-38
    Licence Nos. 962311, 967095





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