17 March 2017
The Globe and Mail reports that Canadian Transport Minister Marc Garneau has announced new “rigorous rules,” effective immediately, governing the use of recreational UAVs. The safety restrictions forbid UAV operation within nine miles of any airport, within 75 meters of buildings, vehicles or people, at night, or near emergency scenes. Garneau, pointing to the recent increase in UAV incidents, said, “When there is a significant risk to aviation, I have the power to issue an immediate measure until new regulations can be enacted. And that is what I have done.” Garneau noted that the government plans to propose new unmanned aircraft regulations in June.  (Image: DJI Phantom 2. Credit: Associated Press–©)
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