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Transport Minister calls out airlines for legal action

Transport Minister Marc Garneau said he was “surprised” and “disappointed” by Canadian airlines’ move to quash new rules that beef up compensation for passengers subjected to delayed flights and damaged luggage. Garneau called the first phase of air passenger rights regulations, which took effect Monday, “fundamental” and fair to both carriers and travellers. The rules limit tarmac delays to three hours and allow passengers up to $2,400 in compensation if bumped from a flight and up to $2,100 for lost or damaged luggage.

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