Monthly Archives: January 2011

Human Rights Tribunal Finds Discrimination Against Pilot

In a recent decision, the Quebec Human Rights Tribunal ruled that the Bombardier Aerospace Training Centre (“BATC”) had discriminated against a pilot by denying him services on the basis of his racial origins.  Bombardier (a Canadian aircraft manufacturer) operates BATC, which is certified to offer pilots ground school and simulator training for Canadian, U.S. and European ratings on various types of Bombardier aircraft.

Mr. Javed Latif (the pilot) is a dual citizen of Canada and Pakistan.  He has 25 years of experience flying business jets, including the Bombardier Challenger 601 and 604 aircraft on which he received his initial type rating from BATC.  Mr. Latif obtained his U.S. pilot’s license in 1991 and his Canadian pilot’s license in 2003.…

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12th Annual Aviation Conference

The aviation partners of Paterson, MacDougall LLP and Alexander Holburn Beaudin & Lang LLP are pleased to announce that the 12th Annual Aviation Conference will be held on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel and Conference Centre.

The 12th Annual Aviation Conference continues its tradition of excellence in providing an opportunity for exceptional speakers to come together with attendees from all areas of the aviation industry to examine and discuss topical issues that affect our industry.

The Conference will include our annual panel presentations and analysis of developments in the areas of law, government initiatives, insurance, commerce and regulation that affect all of us in Canada and internationally. In addition, the panel discussions this year will …

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