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The government has doubled down on its claim that their proposed rules are the “best in the world.” We show that this is false.

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Air passenger rights advocate slams proposed regulations

Vassy Kapelos CBC Power & Politics Dec 17, 2018

"This is bad news. The government is clawing back on the rights of passengers under the guise of an air passenger bill," says Dr. Gábor Lukács.

The new regulations are too little, too late. Canada misses an opportunity, and remains at the back of the pack.

Canadian Transportation Agency member who adjudicates disputes between passengers and airlines is married to a prominent lawyer for IATA.

90-minute tarmac limit to be enshrined in the bill.

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Bill C-49 seeks to double the time passengers may be trapped in an aircraft on the tarmac, from the current 90 minutes to 3 hours.

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Government's Bill C-49 relieves airlines from paying compensation to passengers for flight disruptions due to "mechanical malfunctions."