Why would Transport Canada introduce a process without ICAO’s regulatory oversight requirement and allow industry to manage safety, and risk the lives of passengers flying on Canadian aircraft without a second layer of oversight. To date Transport Canada has had second thoughts about introducing SMS into the business aviation sector in Canada, citing many excuses for their decision.
One of the answers from the IAMAW has been to document these incidents and report it to Transport Canada. They have an online reporting system named CAIRS, http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/secretariat-cairs-menu.htm where you can anonymously report an incident you feel may jeopardize the safety of the aircraft or a procedure not properly followed in line with the maintenance repair manual procedures. This is strictly confidential, and Transport Canada assures me that every report filed is investigated with a final report filed to the higher levels of management within Transport Canada for action.