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Transport Canada’s proposed regulations on drones open for comment

Wednesday, August 09, 2017 @ 7:17 AM | By Amanda Jerome

Transport Canada recently released proposed amendments to the Canadian Aviation Regulations with regards to Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly known as drones. The new regulations focus on three main areas: safety issues, an increase in administrative burden and regulatory predictability.

Laura Emmett, Lerners LLPThe federal agency said the main objective of the amendments is to mitigate potential safety risks posed by drones to airplanes, people and property. Three additional objectives have been identified as “improving regulatory predictability in order to foster a stable yet agile regulatory...