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Air Canada declared 'incompetent' in 1975

When Air Canada first took flight in 1937, the sky was the limit for the country's new national airline. Originally known as Trans-Canada Airlines, the fledgling company enjoyed a virtual monopoly in the skies. But the post-Second World War economic boom ushered in a new Canadian jet set, eager to take advantage of new airlines that offered cheaper fares. In the decades since, the embattled airline would have to endure runaway inflation, a fuel crisis, a controversial merger, and a near-fatal brush with bankruptcy before its fortunes would rise again.

 Otto Lang discusses report investigating airline's business practices.

Medium: Television
Program: Take 30
Broadcast Date: Dec. 10, 1975
Guest(s): Otto Lang
Host: Mary Lou Finlay, Paul Soles
Duration: 7:23

Last updated: November 22, 2012

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