Air Passenger Bill of Rights

"The Bill seeks to remove or reduce rights that passengers already have", Dr. Gábor Lukács told Senators on the Committee.

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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."

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"I have never ever said that the bill of passenger rights is contained in the legislation," said Garneau to Senate Committee on Transport.

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Senator Terry M. Mercer (Lib.): "The passenger bill of rights [...] it's not there."

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We pull apart the forthcoming law on overbooking, delays and tarmac holds — and find other countries offer more protection to passengers.

Toothless Bill C-49 fails to protect travellers and should be amended, Dr. Gábor Lukács told Standing Committee on Transport.

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Consumer advocates say the federal government's proposed passenger bill of rights is "all bill" with "no rights."