They may be legal accorrding to Industry canada regs:
Interesting as I didn't know this rule existed direct from Industry Canada web page.
From industry Canada's Amateur radio regulations section 42:http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/regulations/SOR-96-484/page-10.html#h-41
Operation in the Amateur Radio Service
42. An individual may operate radio apparatus in the amateur radio service if the individual is the holder of one or more of the following certificates or licences:
(a) an Amateur Radio Operator Certificate with Basic Qualification;
(b) a Radiocommunication Operator General Certificate (Maritime);
(c) a Radio Operator’s First Class Certificate;
(d) a Radio Operator’s Second Class Certificate;
(e) a Radiotelephone Operator’s General Certificate (Aeronautical);
(f) a Radiotelephone Operator’s General Certificate (Maritime);
(g) a Radiotelephone Operator’s General Certificate (Land);
(h) a First-Class Radioelectronic Certificate;
(i) a radio licence in the amateur radio service and an amateur radio operator authorization, issued by the responsible administration of a country other than Canada, if
(i) the individual is a citizen of that country, and
(ii) a reciprocal arrangement that allows similar privileges to Canadians exists between that other country and Canada; and
(j) a radio licence for a radio station in the amateur radio service issued to a citizen of the United States by the Government of the United States.
Section (e) may grant them the authoization to operate but only if they have a valid General Aeronautical certificate.