Here is the Coalition’s submission to the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) regarding the proposed Airline Passenger Bill of Rights Regulation.
The submission was prepared by a working group consisting of Yvonne Peters, Susan L. Hardie, PhD, Anne Musgrave, Christine Switzer, Marcia Yale, and Heather Walkus.
We have done our best to include most of the ideas that were submitted by Coalition members.
For those of you who may have read the consultation paper on the proposed regulation, you will note that our submission deals with a variety of issues that go beyond the scope of the consultation paper. This was a deliberate choice to ensure that the CTA understands that for guide and service dog handlers, passenger rights include all aspects of airline travel and that further meaningful consultation is needed.
This is the Coalition’s first submission to the government following our work on the CGSB. We had limited time and resources, so our submission may not be as comprehensive as it could be.
We felt, however, that it was important to make our organization and concerns known to government agencies dealing with disability-related policies/issues.