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Thanks to the efforts of the Canadian Federation of Musicians, airlines will now have to outline clear rules for carriage of musical instruments.

Previously, there wasn’t any industry-wide policy about bringing musical instruments on planes. However, the recent Transportation Modernization Act has changed this.

This is big news for musicians, who depend upon their instruments to do their job. It’s critical to know what they can carry onto a plane.

The Transportation Modernization Act, which received royal assent in May and updates the Canada Transportation Act and other related transportation acts, affects air travel and rail shipping to Canada.

For more information, please see this article published at Lobby Monitor (subscription required).