Passengers deserve better. With the upcoming deadline for submissions, and this being an election year, it is our last chance to finally make airlines accountable.
If Transport Minister Marc Garneau, pictured before the House Transport Committee on Nov. 27, 2018, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau want to truly make the CTA accountable to Canadians, they need to create an independent watchdog. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
With the new air passengers rights bill regulations set to become law, the new regime fails to address the overwhelming complaints between passengers and airlines.
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Canadians currently are primarily paying attention to the federal and provincial governments, and not the opposition parties, because of the economic and health implications of the outbreak, says Frank Graves.
'Our relationship with police has been one of violence, from the colonial nature of everything that has happened in Canada,' says Judith Sayers, president of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council in Port Alberni, B.C.
'I get we're in a pandemic, and I'm very supportive of using the technology, but until I know that it respects the basic rights and has the highest standards, I can't see that it's going to work,' said MP Charlie Angus.