Air Passengers' Bill of Rights

An Act respecting the rights of air passengers

This bill was last introduced in the 41st Parliament, 1st Session, which ended in September 2013.

Sponsor

José Nunez-Melo  NDP

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)

Status

Introduced, as of March 27, 2013
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment places obligations on Canadian air carriers to provide compensation and other assistance to passengers in certain cases when a flight has been cancelled or delayed, when boarding has been denied, and when an aircraft has remained on the ground for a period of more than an hour at an airport. It also requires those air carriers to disclose all relevant information to the public regarding the pricing of flights and to keep passengers informed regarding any misplaced baggage and any developments in respect of their flights that could have a significant impact on their travel plans.

Elsewhere

All sorts of information on this bill is available at LEGISinfo, provided by the Library of Parliament. You can also read the full text of the bill.

Votes

  • March 27, 2013 Failed That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities.

Air Passengers' Bill of Rights
Routine Proceedings

November 5th, 2012 / 3 p.m.
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NDP

José Nunez-Melo Laval, QC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-459, An Act respecting the rights of air passengers.

Mr. Speaker, I feel very privileged to be able to introduce this bill today. I would also like to thank my hon. colleague, the member for Sudbury, for his support.

The title of this bill is, “An Act respecting the rights of air passengers”. It will place obligations on air carriers to provide compensation and other assistance to passengers when a flight has been cancelled or delayed, when boarding has been denied, or when an aircraft has remained on the ground for a period of more than an hour at an airport.

This bill was inspired by what has already been done in Europe, but it is primarily a show of respect for travellers.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)