The AMTA is proud to announce that the Canadian government is in the process of introducing a Canadian National AME Day Resolution!
The AMTA wishes to thank Mervin C. Tweed (Conservative) MP in the House of Commons for his support in this most important matter. The draft resolution which was mailed to Mr. Tweed was written by Richard "Dilly" Dilbeck. Richard is responsible for drafting the very first U.S. AMT Day Resolution that was passed in California. Now, Richard is bringing his passion to address our fellow Aircraft Mechanics worldwide! Mr. Tweed has forwarded the AMTA's request for a Canadian National AME Day Resolution to Minister Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure & Communities, and is asking for Minister Cannon to introduce this important resolution.
I would like to urge supporters of this Canadian National AME Day Resolution, both inside and outside of Canada, to contact Minister Cannon with letters and e-mails voicing your support. This Canadian resolution will recognize May 24th of each year as Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Day. Minister Lawrence Cannon may be reached by mail at House of Commons, Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (613) 992-5516. In your letters, e-mails and phone calls mention that you are in strong support of having a Canadian National AME Day Resolution become a reality.
The craft and profession of the men and women who provide safe, airworthy aircraft recognizes no race, creed, color, sex, religion or borders. All Aircraft Maintenance Engineers/Technicians carry the same responsibilities. All Aircraft Maintenance Engineers/Technicians possess knowledge, skill & integrity. This Canadian National AME Day Resolution will bring long overdue recognition for the skilled men and women who provide Canada with safe, airworthy aircraft.
The AMTA on September 18, 2006 was informed by Mr. Andrew Walasek, Special Assistant - Ontario- to Minister Cannon's office that the Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities is supportive of having this resolution being passed. But before Parliamentary recognition can be considered, input from the appropriate Canadian organizations should be sought. This is happening right now. But with the added voices of those who understand the training, skill and responsibilities of those who maintain the worlds aircraft fleet this Canadian National AME Day Resolution will be a huge step in bringing better public awareness, worldwide, to the men and women who really are the "Faces Behind Safety"!
Thank you for your support. If there are any questions about this resolution, or any other activity of the AMTA please do not hesitate to contact me at KenMacTiernan@yahoo.com.
Sincerely, Kenneth MacTiernan Director AMTA