March 18th, 2019 - 3:15pm
March 18, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MASSE RAISES CONCERNS OVER THE GROUNDING OF BOEING 737’s MAX 8/9 AT WINDSOR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (YQG)
OTTAWA, ON – Brian Masse M.P. (Windsor West) and the NDP’s Innovation, Science and Economic Development Critic wrote Transport Minister Marc Garneau today again requesting information for the community on the grounding of Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft at the Windsor International Airport (YQG) for public safety reasons. Masse also wrote to Minister Garneau on March 14, 2019, where he requested information to the public in our community due to safety concerns.
Last Thursday after the Minister issued a safety notice that Canada was grounding all of its Boeing 737 Max 8 aircrafts and banning the plane from entering into Canadian airspace until further notice after the recent deadly crash in Ethiopia.
“We know that these planes can take off and land in our community. We also know that the incidents with these planes is happening right after take-off. I believe that our community deserves answers about the public safety of these planes taking off over our neighbourhoods and what plans are in place to protect our residents,” stated Masse. “Who will be responsible should something happen, what is expected of our community during this process, and ultimately, are we safe? Those are answers we all deserve and I hope the Minister finds them as important as we do in Windsor,” said Masse.
Attached are both letters Masse sent to Minister Garneau and photos of the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft at the Windsor International Airport on March 18, 2019.
For additional information: Office of Brian Masse MP (Windsor (519) 255-1631 or firstname.lastname@example.org