Mr. Speaker, my petition calls upon Parliament to adopt Canada's first air passenger bill of rights by supporting Bill C-310.
The bill would provide compensation to air passengers flying with all Canadian carriers, including charters, anywhere they fly.
The bill includes measures towards compensation for overbooked flights, cancelled flights and unreasonable tarmac delays. It also deals with late and misplaced baggage. It requires all-inclusive pricing by airlines in their advertising. Air Canada currently operates under European laws, so certainly Canadian customers should receive the same treatment in Canada as they do in Europe.
The bill would ensure that passengers are kept informed of flight changes, whether they are delays or cancellations.
The new rules must be posted at the airports and passengers must be kept informed of their rights for compensation. The bill is not meant to punish the airlines. If they follow the rules, they will not pay a cent in compensation.
The petitioners call on the Government of Canada to support Bill C-310, which would introduce Canada's first air passenger bill of rights.