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John Oakley Show – Tuesday May 16, 2017

 

Air passenger bill of rights introduced

The government has introduced legislation to create a new passenger bill of rights, which will give travellers a better idea of when airlines will have to compensate them.  The legislation is part of a package of changes to the Canada Transportation Act, which also introduces new foreign ownership limits for airlines, requires railways to install voice and video recorders in locomotives and improves transparency and efficiency in the freight rail industry.

Founder of Air Passenger Rights  network Gabor Lukac joins the show and says the legislation does not go far enough.

 

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Federal Transportation Minister Marc Garneau discusses the ‘Air Passenger Bill of Rights’ Bill C-49

READ MORE: Passenger bill of rights to outline what airlines owe you for travel disruptions

 

 

Ontario Municipal Board to be replaced by a local appeal tribunal

Municipal Affairs Minister Bill Mauro announced Tuesday that the Ontario Municipal Board will be replaced by the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal with legislation that will be introduced later this month.   The OMB is an independent tribunal that adjudicates planning and development disputes.  Joe Vacarro, CEO of Ontario Home Builders Association says this gives more power to municipal counillors that are anti-development

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READ MORE: Province to replace Ontario Municipal Board with less powerful tribunal

 

 

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