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Canadian Transport Minister urges Commons committee to approve air passenger rights bill

Transport Minister Marc Garneau went on the offensive against insinuations that the Liberals’ proposed air passenger bill of rights is too strict with airlines, explaining the government’s resolve is not to pick on air carriers. Garneau told a Commons committee scrutinizing the proposal that the government’s task is to formulate regulations that are fair to airlines and passengers to guarantee everyone knows their rights and responsibilities. The regulations would impose …

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Air Transat President takes aim at Canada’s Liberal proposed passenger bill of rights

Air Transat President Jean-Francois Lemay expressed his concerns over the Liberal government’s proposed passenger bill of rights, saying that the legislation may unfairly punish airlines for delays that go out of control. Lemay relayed his sentiments in a response to the Canadian Transportation Agency’s (CTA) inquiry into an incident last July 31 wherein two Air Transat planes sat on the tarmac for several hours. The agency announced that it has …

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A bill of rights for Canadian travellers would prevent woes like those experienced by Air Transat passengers

The six-hour ordeal that Air Transat passengers just recently experienced would not have happened if there were a bill of rights for Canadian travellers. This was the terse assessment of Karen McCrimmon, Parliamentary Secretary to Canada’s Minister of Transport. Air Transat passengers were forced to endure uncomfortably warm conditions on a flight stuck on an Ottawa runway for six hours earlier this week. McCrimmon said the legislation – Bill C-49 …

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Canada’s US-bound air passengers to face “enhanced security measures”

Travellers flying to the United States from Canada will be made to go through a new set of “enhanced security measures” that have been mandated by the Department of Homeland Security. The new measures will be applied starting on July 19 and include: Enhanced overall passenger screening. Heightened screening of personal electronic devices. Increased security protocols around aircraft and in passenger areas. The use of advanced technology, expanded canine screening …

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Canadian Transport Minister announces expanded Canada-Thailand Air Transport Agreement

Canadian Minister of Transport Marc Garneau bared the upgraded Air Transport Agreement between Canada and Thailand, which would allow any number of Canadian and Thai airlines to serve any city in Canada and Thailand. The new agreement, which supplants the existing 1989 agreement, sets an allowance of 21 flights per week for each country. It also boosts rights that allow airlines to extend Canada-Thailand services to third countries (otherwise known …

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Canada inks transportation agreements with Mexico

Canadian Minister of Transport Marc Garneau signed two agreements with Mexico that would further bolster transportation and trade links between the two countries. Garneau met with Mexico’s Secretary of Communications and Transport Gerardo Ruiz Esparza to talk about bilateral cooperation, and policy challenges and approaches, specifically in the aviation sector. Garneau and Esparza made some changes official as they signed amendments to the Canada-Mexico Air Transport Agreement, a significant milestone …

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Canada’s Transportation Agency to consult public regarding airline passenger rights

The Canadian Transportation Agency will be asking for input from the public regarding the future of airline passenger rights in a series of broad public consultations. The input-gathering would commence once a bill aimed at modernizing transit rules is passed in Parliament. It comes at a time when complaints regarding the state of air travel have risen in recent months. Scott Streiner, Chairman of the CTA, said that the agency …

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Canada’s air passenger bill of rights is “all smoke and mirrors”, says consumer advocate

A new government bill that is purportedly geared to support air passengers’ rights, is being called out by a consumer rights advocate as nothing more than “smoke and mirrors.” Canada’s Transportation Minister Marc Garneau recently introduced a passenger bill of rights as part of a package of changes to the Canada Transportation Act.  Bill C-49 asks the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) to establish well-defined standards for how passengers can be …

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Sri Lanka and Canada set to sign Air Services Agreement

The Sri Lankan Cabinet of Ministers has given the green light on the signing of an Air Services Agreement with Canada. The air services pact is expected to provide an avenue to promote trade as well as tourism between the two nations. Although there’s a huge contingent of Sri Lankan expatriates in Canada, there is no Air Services Agreement between both countries. The Cabinet of Ministers has approved the proposal, …

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Barbados, Canada, sign new Air Transport Agreement

Barbados and Canada have penned a brand new Air Transport Agreement, which is expected to increase air passenger traffic as well as provide aircrafts “the flexibility to operate without directional or geographical limitations”. Barbados’ Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, and High Commissioner of Canada, Marie Legault, signed the agreement. McClean explained that the two countries had an existing Air Services Agreement that was signed back …

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