Tuesday, January 31, 2023

With return of Parliament, Skeena Bulkley Valley MP Taylor Bachrach takes up cause of airline passengers once again

The House of Commons returned to its duties on Monday and anong
those speaking in Question Period was Skeena-Bukley Valley MP Taylor Bachrach

The turmoil of the air transportation system in Canada and a lack of respect for those who travel as part of it, made for the opening salvo of the new session of Parliament for Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Taylor Bachrach on Monday.

The NDP's Transportation Critic noted of the over 33,000 air passenger complaints so far towards airline  Service and not a dollar in fines levied on the airlines by the Federal Government. 

Mr. Bachrach directed his questions on the lack of compensation for air travellers by the airlines to Transport Minister Omar Alghabra, with Mr. Bachrach observing that the Minster may be misreading his role in the government.

"Why is it the Canada seems to have a Minister for airlines, but no minister for air passengers"

The Federal Legislation noted by the Minister so far seems somewhat of a toothless document, which hasn't served the travelling public as much as the Government would seem to think it has.

In response, the Minister noted of some of the challenges for the airlines post pandemic and how the government continues to work with the industry.

Some of the Chaos of air travel was weather related in recent months, though staffing issues and other areas of labour have also impacted on the industry in that period of time.

More on aviation through the Northwest can be explored here.

A look at the work of Mr. Bachrach in Ottawa can be reviewed from our archive page.

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