International Aviation Directorate
Available reels: 116
- Canada. Dept. of Transport.
- International Aviation Directorate
RG 12 C 5
- Document source
- Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada
The Department of Transport was established in 1936 by the government of William Lyon Mackenzie King (1874 - 1950) in recognition of the changing transportation environment in Canada at the time. It merged three departments: the former Department of Railways and Canals, the Department of Marine and Fisheries, and the Civil Aviation Branch of National Defence. Today, Transport Canada (as the department is now known) is a department focused on policy and regulation rather than transportation operation. It is now responsible for aeronautics, navigation, shipping facilities, motor vehicles, ferries, railways and canals connecting provinces or connecting provinces with a foreign country.
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is a United Nations specialized agency, created in 1944 upon the signing of the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention). The organization is based out of Montreal. ICAO works with the Convention’s 191 Signatory States and global industry and aviation organizations to develop international Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) which are then used by States when they develop their legally-binding national civil aviation regulations. The International Aviation Directorate coordinates, organizes, participates in and manages aspects of the Canadian ICAO, among other things. Canada's representatives to the ICAO were initially part of the International Aviation Branch of Transport Canada.
This collection consists of documentation accumulated by Canada's representatives as part of ICAO through the International Aviation Branch of Transport Canada. These records consist of minutes of meetings relating to ICAO's Assemblies, background documents, working papers and correspondence relating to ICAO's operations and activities including air navigation and air transport, as well as records relating to the work of various ICAO sub-committees and regional conferences.