There are no direct flights between Canada and Lebanon, since the Canadian government rescinded the license granted to Air Canada back in 2003;
There are direct flights between Beirut and many European countries, as well as Canada and many countries with a considerable security threat which makes national security an invalid reason;
It is an extreme economical benefit for both countries and for the Lebanese diaspora living in Canada to allow direct flights between Canada and Lebanon; and
National support was demonstrated for the cause during the e-721 petition.
We, the undersigned, Citizens and Residents of Canada, call upon the Minister of Transport to restore the license and remove the ban to operate direct flights from Canada to Beirut, or engage in meaningful, transparent and public discussion concerning the national security reasons prohibiting direct flights between Canada and Lebanon that allows the Lebanese diaspora to work towards a solution.
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