The report shows that the proposed rules undermine the rights of passengers in some key areas, while largely regifting existing rights in other areas.
The government has doubled down on its claim that their proposed rules are the “best in the world.” We show that this is false.
"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 government's new regulations will make things worse for Canadian air passengers.
"The Bill seeks to remove or reduce rights that passengers already have", Dr. Gábor Lukács told Senators on the Committee.
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.
Government's Bill C-49 relieves airlines from paying compensation to passengers for flight disruptions due to "mechanical malfunctions."
"I have never ever said that the bill of passenger rights is contained in the legislation," said Garneau to Senate Committee on Transport.