From long hours waiting on hold to sleepless nights on airport floors and desperate scrambles to rebook flights and find missing bags, it was a holiday travel season that no one had on their wish list — but that thousands of people got.
Canada should make it so air travellers are automatically entitled to compensation from airlines when their flights are disrupted, rather than having to make claims on their own, a passenger advocate said on Tuesday, January 10, 2023.
A parliamentary committee voted on Monday, January 9, 2023, to launch a study into the causes behind Canada's chaotic holiday travel season and to hear not only from industry giants, but also from some of the passengers who saw their plans upended.
The chair of the House of Commons transport committee on Tuesday, January 3, 2023, called for Sunwing Airlines and Via Rail to publicly explain what caused the travel nightmare that plagued thousands of Canadians over the holidays.
Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole returned Pierre Poilievre to his old job as finance critic, but left former leadership rival Leslyn Lewis off the Opposition's front bench as he released the names of those who will serve in his shadow cabinet when Parliament returns.
Some re-elected Conservative members of Parliament — along with a former leadership contender — are lining up to say others should get united behind leader Erin O'Toole, as questions swirl about whether his election performance warrants him staying in the job.