3.1.1 TC's mandate is the safety of the Canadian public. Therefore, regardless of the registry of an aircraft, if that aircraft is operating in Canadian controlled airspace or carrying Canadian citizens, then the Minister is responsible for ensuring the safety of such operations. ICAO recognises each country's right to regulate aircraft which operate in their airspace and made such recognition explicit in the Convention at Article 1. Thus, the foreign air operator must comply with the Aeronautics Act and the Canadian Aviation Regulations while operating in Canadian controlled airspace.
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