October 20, 2020
OTTAWA (Reuters) – The Canadian government is very aware of the challenges facing the travel sector during the coronavirus pandemic and is working on possible aid, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Tuesday.
Freeland told a news conference she had spoken to the heads of Canada’s major airlines last week but did not give details. Carriers and travel industry executives have repeatedly urged Ottawa for assistance as passenger numbers slump.
(Reporting by David Ljunggren, Editing by Franklin Paul)