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August 23, 2017
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Flight rights fight rages on

Canadian airlines have stepped up their campaign to prevent new legislation that would compel them to advertise the real cost of a ticket (including taxes and fees) and force them to compensate travellers for delays or cancellations. But the legislation, proposed by NDP MP Jim Maloway, moved one step closer to law when it passed second reading in the House of Commons last month. The bill has gotten as far as it has despite Conservative opposition and claims from Air Canada, Air Transat and WestJet that the “threat of severe penalties will interfere with a captain’s prerogative to determine the safe operations of a flight.” [SS]

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