Consultation – Air Passenger Bill of Rights – May 28, 2018

Consultation – Air Passenger Bill of Rights

May 28, 2018

OTTAWA:  Jim Eglinski, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, is informing residents that the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) has announced the launch of public consultations on air passenger protection regulations.

Under new provisions of the Canada Transportation Act, which were added by the recently-passed, Transportation Modernization Act, the agency is charged with drafting a bill of rights for air travelers.

“This consultation will help develop regulations for the minimum standards of treatment and minimum levels of compensation, including how best to deal with tarmac delays, bumped seats and lost luggage,” state MP Eglinski.

Canadians can give their input on these regulations by:

  • attending one of eight in-person or online sessions across the country,
  • filling in a questionnaire, or
  • Reading the discussion paper and providing a written submission.

The CTA will also conduct surveys with air travelers at select airports across Canada.

The consultation process will continue until August 28, 2018. Once it concludes, all the input received will be considered and the new regulations will be drafted. The regulations will require approval from both the CTA and the Governor in Council to come into force.

“When this Bill was going through the legislative process, I received several emails concerning this issue. Therefore, I encourage all those interested in air passenger protection to participate in this consultation,” concluded MP Eglinski.

For more information and to participate, visit: www.airpassengerprotection.ca/

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