Air Canada right to deny boarding over expired passport: Court


spaminator
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Air Canada right to deny boarding over expired passport: Court
Canadian Press
Published:
May 29, 2019
Updated:
May 29, 2019 11:55 AM EDT
An Air Canada jet prepares to land at Pearson International Airport in Toronto.Adrian Wyld / THE CANADIAN PRESS
A man whose Canadian passport expired while he was abroad cannot recover any of the costs he racked up after Air Canada refused to let him board his return flight, an Ontario court has ruled.
In its decision, the small claims court found that Gerald Gartner was the author of his own misfortune because he should have ensured his document was valid before trying to fly back to Toronto from St. Lucia.
“The plaintiff was responsible for failing to check his own passport,” Deputy Judge David Dwoskin said in his ruling in Ottawa. “Air Canada determined in good faith that it was required by applicable law or government regulation … to refuse to carry the plaintiff.”
The case arose in January last year when an Air Canada gate agent prevented Gartner from boarding his return flight because his passport had expired while he was there. He tried showing the agent his driver’s licence, health card and birth certificate — to no avail.
Gartner sued Air Canada for the $8,062.23 he said he spent in courier and other costs getting a renewed travel document as well as for a hotel and taxi fares. Among other things, he alleged Air Canada was in breach of contract by barring him from the flight he had reserved, and negligent in failing to train its out-of-country employees properly on the constitutional right of Canadian citizens to enter the country.
In its defence, Air Canada pointed to its terms and conditions of carriage, which, among other things, state that a valid passport is required for return travel to Canada.
The carrier also told court the Canada Border Services Agency had instructed airlines that gate agents can only accept valid passports as an international travel document and passengers cannot board a flight without one.
While border officials may allow travellers who have arrived in Canada to use other documents to enter the country, airline personnel are neither border agents nor trained as such, Dwoskin said.
The judge also found Gartner’s damages claim for more than $8,000 to cover the expenses he incurred for a new passport and a “lengthy stay at what appears to be a premium hotel” in St. Lucia to have been excessive.
Despite losing his case, Gartner did escape having to pay Air Canada any of its trial costs. Dwoskin said that was because of the “novel circumstances of the case and the public interest respecting the issues raised.”
He did say he would reconsider the costs issue if either side could show it had made a reasonable offer to settle before trial.
http://torontosun.com/news/national/...passport-court
 
taxslave
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Funny how it is easier for an illegal to enter Canada than a citizen.
 
spilledthebeer
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

Funny how it is easier for an illegal to enter Canada than a citizen.


NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


That aint FUNNY AT ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


That is SICK AND DISGUSTING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And TYPICAL OF LIE-beral BIGOTRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!


As for denying access to some CLOD with an expired passport.......................................... ..........


IT OUGHT TO BE ILLEGAL to transport ANYBODY whose papers are not in order!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



That some Asshat with expired papers would SUE for being denied access to the plane indicates HOW TOTALLY SCREWED



is ALL LIE-beral policy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


In summer 2017 LIE-beral hug a thug judges RELEASED SEVEN ACCUSED KILLERS.........................................


because they could not arrange trials within a "reasonable time frame"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


BUT THEY DO HAVE TIME to listen to some Asshat whine about his documents??????????????????????????


WTF?????????????????????????????????????????
 
Hoid
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

Funny how it is easier for an illegal to enter Canada than a citizen.

Funny how racists always say stuff like that.
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Funny how racists always say stuff like that.

Funny how fascists hate facts.
 
Jinentonix
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

Funny how fascists hate facts.

Ignore it. It never knows which "principles" of its pathetic ideology to follow at any given time. At one point it cries about racism as Black churches in the US are attacked. Then it turns around and cheers the increase of persecution of Christians around the world. Utterly failing to realize that it's non-White Christians who are being persecuted.

So to sum up the f*cktard's perspective, White people attacking Black Christians in the US is clearly racism. Muslims attacking non-White Christians is A-OK in little F*ck-o's books though. To quote the little shit-stain about the increase in Christian persecution; "That's good news. Or should I say, That's Good News".

If brains were electricity 'Roid-boy couldn't short-circuit the light in a firefly's ass.
 
spilledthebeer
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Quote: Originally Posted by Jinentonix View Post

Ignore it. It never knows which "principles" of its pathetic ideology to follow at any given time. At one point it cries about racism as Black churches in the US are attacked. Then it turns around and cheers the increase of persecution of Christians around the world. Utterly failing to realize that it's non-White Christians who are being persecuted.

So to sum up the f*cktard's perspective, White people attacking Black Christians in the US is clearly racism. Muslims attacking non-White Christians is A-OK in little F*ck-o's books though. To quote the little shit-stain about the increase in Christian persecution; "That's good news. Or should I say, That's Good News".

If brains were electricity 'Roid-boy couldn't short-circuit the light in a firefly's ass.




OH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



NICE summary of the hemer-HOID political drivel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


On the plus side the guy has been so relentlessly mocked and ridiculed that he has stopped raving about the EXTRAVAGANT LIE-beral RIPOFF that electric TOY car ownership will bring us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Too bad that both hemer-HOID and Cliffy are now one trick ponies......................................


in the battle of wits they have been disarmed and now have nothing to do but whine "RACIST" at those who have bested them in logical honest debate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!