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Tories move to end turbulence and block Air Canada strike

On Tuesday, what was shaping up to be a turbulent week for travellers appeared poised to fade back to normal as the federal government said it was taking its first step in blocking any labour action.

Federal Labour Minister Lisa Raitt's office confirmed that she will refer the matter to the Canadian Industrial Labour Board on Wednesday.

That move would suspend strike action by the union and buy the government time to pass back-to-work legislation.

Raitt has said the government would be looking at all of its options to prevent job action by the 6,800 flight attendants, who are in a legal strike position as of midnight Thursday.

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