WHAT: Transport Minister Marc Garneau will be making an announcement related to the government’s proposed airline conduct regulations on December 17, 2018 at 11 am at the Domestic Arrivals area of the Ottawa International Airport. Air passenger rights advocate, Dr. Gábor Lukács, will provide a response to the government’s announcement and analysis of their proposals from the perspective of Canadian air passengers.
WHY: The government pushed through legislation this year that will govern airline conduct and the rights of passengers. There was substantial opposition to the legislation from the public and consumer rights advocates. The Senate was concerned enough to make substantial changes to the legislation. However, Minister Garneau rejected the Senate’s amendments and ignored the public by re-introducing the legislation, now enacted, with no modification to provisions that dramatically reduced the rights of Canadian air passengers.
The government has characterized this industry-friendly legislation as an “air passenger rights bill” while actually reducing protections for travellers. Dr. Lukács will provide a consumer-centric review of the Minister's announcement and proposed regulations.
WHEN: Dr. Lukács is available for interviews
- After Minister Garneau’s statement
- December 17, 2018, 11:15 - 20:30 (ET)
- A media release with analysis of the Minister’s announcement will be provided
- December 17, 2018, 12:00 (ET)
For interview requests, please contact:
Dr. Gábor Lukács
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