Canadian Pacific Airlines (CP Air) realized it would face
difficulties as long as the federal government maintained its
policy of supporting TCA as the only national airline in Canada.
As a result, CP Air made a suggestion to the government that it
merge with TCA in 1942. The government rejected the proposed
merger shortly before making an open declaration that TCA would
be Canadaís single national airline. In the following years, CP
Air was granted a few overseas routes. By the late 1950s, CP Air
was given an opportunity to offer a daily route across Canada.