Canada is joining the growing swell of countries grounding Boeing’s 737 Max 8 jets after a deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash over the weekend.
That crash marked the second catastrophic incident involving the model of an airplane in six months and prompted a wave of countries to ground the fleets, including the U.K., China, Australia, Singapore, India, South Korea, Indonesia, the United Arab Emirates and others.
The European Union also banned the jets from flying in European airspace.
Transport Minister Marc Garneau had maintained earlier this week that Canada would not ground the jets because the cause of the Ethiopian Air crash, which killed 157 people including 18 Canadians, is not yet clear.
He reversed that position on Wednesday.