An Act to amend the Carriage by Air Act (fundamental rights)

This bill was last introduced in the 41st Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in August 2015.

Sponsor

Stéphane Dion  Liberal

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

Status

Introduced, as of April 23, 2015
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

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This enactment amends the Carriage by Air Act in order to specify that that Act does not restrict the fundamental rights guaranteed under the Official Languages Act and the Canadian Human Rights Act.

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Carriage by Air ActRoutine Proceedings

April 23rd, 2015 / 10:05 a.m.
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Liberal

Stéphane Dion Liberal Saint-Laurent—Cartierville, QC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-666, An Act to amend the Carriage by Air Act (fundamental rights).

Mr. Speaker, the bill that I have the honour to introduce today is entitled An Act to amend the Carriage by Air Act (fundamental rights). This bill amends the Carriage by Air Act to in order to specify that that Act does not restrict the fundamental rights guaranteed under the Official Languages Act and the Canadian Human Rights Act.

This bill solves a problem that we as legislators need to solve, a problem that undermines the basic rights of Canadians. This bill will correct one of the flaws undermining the rights that protect us all.

The bill would clearly establish that a Canadian citizen, when taking an international flight under Canada's jurisdiction, could be entitled to damages if her or his rights are not respected with regard to the Official Languages Act or the Canadian Human Rights Act.

I encourage all my colleagues in Parliament to support passage of this bill that would protect the rights of Canadians.

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