Canadian Government Airline Bailout Could Mean Full Refunds For COVID-19 Cancellations
"It absolutely must be tied to refunds for passengers."💰
If you’re still waiting for anfor a flight affected by COVID-19, help could soon be on the horizon.
As the federal government considersopposition parties have made it clear that passenger refunds must be a condition of the bailout.
Per a report from CTV News, both the Conservatives and the NDP said reimbursements for travellers must be secured before any company is supported.
If sector support is provided, it absolutely must be tied to refunds for passengers.
MP Stephanie Kusie
On Sunday, Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc said that the federal government is “very much discussing” the idea of taking a stake in Canada’s airlines.
However, he acknowledged that Canadians would expect significant conditions attached to such a deal, particularly with regard to
Airlines have been struggling since the beginning of the pandemic and multiple Canadian companies have facedas customers demand cash reimbursements for flights that were altered or cancelled.
That said, Canada’s transport minister previously warned thatif they started to return payments in full.
If the federal government did decide to bail out the country's airlines, the deal could include companies like WestJet, Air Canada and more.
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