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ARTICLES & GOOD NEWS

Our appeal will be heard on Mon Sept 15 and Tues Sept 16 beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Court of Appeal for Ontario, Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen St. West in Toronto. Room to be determined the Friday before


CANADIAN TRANSPORT RULING SUPPORTS CHALLENGE TO AIR CANADA POLICY

Air Canada's proposal to discontinue the carriage of small animals as checked baggage found unreasonable. Read the full story!

OTTAWA, April 4 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Transportation Agency has disallowed Air Canada's proposed tariff revisions which would have terminated the carriage of animals and their kennels weighing less than 70 lbs as checked baggage on both domestic and international flights.

In its Decision No. 155-C-A-2008, the Agency found that the proposed revisions were unreasonable since an imbalance existed between the interests of Air Canada and consumers by giving only advantages to the carrier while exposing pet owners to many significant disadvantages.

Air Canada has until May 5, 2008, to amend its domestic tariff to allow for the carriage of animals and their kennels weighing less than 70 lbs as checked baggage. As for international flights, the Agency had already suspended, in July 2007, the carrier's proposed revision, and is now confirming its disallowance.

The Canadian Transportation Agency is an independent quasi-judicial tribunal which operates like a court. It regulates various modes of transportation under Government of Canada jurisdiction, including air, marine and rail. Its decision-making process is governed by the rules of fairness and natural justice to ensure that all parties in a complaint receive equitable treatment.

PRESS RELEASES

January 24, 2007 - Clayton Ruby responds to John Barber in the Globe and Mail

January 26, 2007 - Clayton Ruby Press Release - Guysborough, Nova Scotia Decision {PDF}

January 26, 2007 - Ruling on the Cameron Guysborough case

February 18, 2005 - DLCC Releases Synopsis of Committee Hearings

November 18, 2004 - No BSL in New Brunswick

THINK IT CAN'T HAPPEN TO YOU?

Zeus' story from Guysborough Nova Scotia

GOOD ARTICLES

Banned dog now saving lives

Homeless to Hero