As a geographically large nation where one in five jobs are related to exports, the Canadian economy depends upon the safe and efficient movement of merchandise and people, both domestically and internationally. However, there may be opportunities to improve Canada’s transportation policy framework to better support the competitiveness and efficiency of Canada’s airports.

On December 1, 2014, the Public Policy Forum, in partnership with Toronto Pearson, convened a panel of over 100 industry experts to discuss how airports support the Canadian economy, and the challenges and opportunities affecting them. A deeper discussion of the issues involved a roundtable of 30 Canadian and international government representatives, academics, public servants and business leaders. This report summarizes key points that emerged from the panel and round table discussions.

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