Acting Assistant Deputy Minister, Safety and Security at Transport Canada
Aaron McCrorie was appointed the Acting Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM) of Safety and Security in August 2018. From January 2018 to August 2018 he was the Acting Associate ADM for Safety and Security (now his substantive position). Prior to that he was the he was the Director General of the Aviation Safety Regulatory Framework (Civil Aviation). Over his career, he has led a number of regulatory programs in the areas of surface security, security for major special events, aviation security, and most recently, aviation safety. Aaron has been at Transport Canada since 1999.
Today, the scope of Aaron’s mandate includes regulating and overseeing regulations to ensure the safety and security of the aviation, marine, rail and road modes along with the transportation of dangerous goods. This includes establishing safety and security policies, regulations, and standards and the development of guidance, tools and instructions to help industry comply with regulations and for inspectors to oversee regulatory compliance. His mandate also includes incident response and the delivery of aircraft services.
As Acting ADM, Aaron values soliciting the views of all stakeholders and encourages open, honest and respectful discussions on even the most difficult issues. He also promotes collaboration with all partners to develop innovative solutions to transportation safety and security challenges.
Aaron holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Carleton University, a Master of Arts degree from the University of Regina and started work on a PhD at York University. All degrees are in Political Science. Aaron lives in Ottawa, Ontario, and is married to Carmen Abela and the proud father of three children.