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Her daughter is simply 14. However Air Canada nonetheless left her to fend for herself on the airport

Diomerys O'Leary wants Air Canada to change its policies after the airline cancelled Eva's flight and left the unaccompanied girl in Toronto's airport, without food or a place to sleep.

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Diomerys O’Leary desires Air Canada to vary its insurance policies after the airline cancelled Eva’s flight and left the unaccompanied lady in Toronto’s airport, with out meals or a spot to sleep.

Diomerys O’Leary was already nervous about letting her daughter fly alone, however she by no means imagined Air Canada would abandon the lady in Canada’s greatest airport after cancelling the final leg of her journey residence.


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An e mail on Jan. 18 notified O’Leary that her daughter Eva’s flight from Toronto’s Pearson Worldwide Airport to St. John’s was cancelled resulting from a labour disruption on the Newfoundland and Labrador airport, and rescheduled for 2 days later.

Then got here the flood of texts from her panicked daughter, saying Air Canada advised her she was on her personal to discover a place to sleep, meals and transportation. 

“She was crying and determined, asking me ‘What do I do?’ … I simply could not imagine it,” O’Leary advised Go Public.

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Like different airways — WestJet and Air Transat amongst them — Air Canada provides a for-fee service topic to sure circumstances, the place workers assist youngsters flying on their very own. However that service isn’t out there for multi-leg journeys reminiscent of Eva’s.

That meant O’Leary was pressured to attempt to get Eva’s journey plans sorted remotely, as her daughter apprehensive about the place she would keep that evening, how she would afford dinner, and when she would have the ability to get residence.

However regardless that her daughter’s now again residence in St. John’s, O’Leary stated she nonetheless is not happy. 

After listening to from Go Public, Air Canada supplied her a $500 journey coupon “as a goodwill gesture,” which O’Leary says she declined, saying, “it was by no means concerning the cash.” Learn extra

Why are plastic luggage from Canada ending up as litter in India? 

A wrapper from a package of soft drinks sold in Canada has made its way to India.

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A wrapper from a bundle of soppy drinks offered in Canada has made its option to India.

A brand new investigation by Radio-Canada’s Enquête reveals that whereas Canada has develop into one of many greatest exporters of recyclable paper to India, that is not all we’re sending there. 

Journalists discovered that a lot of what’s imagined to be paper being despatched to the nation truly incorporates tonnes of plastic luggage, a few of which litter the Indian panorama. They’re usually burned as a gas supply.

The town of Montreal is taken into account among the many worst offenders relating to delivery off contaminated bales of paper. Learn extra

Again in 2019, Market traveled abroad and located that some Canadian plastic recycling was being dumped and burned in Malaysia, polluting rivers and generally creating poisonous byproducts that individuals say are making them sick.

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A lot ado about mittens as Crew Canada followers name out excessive costs for Lululemon’s Olympic gear

A pair of pink mittens emblazoned with the letters CAN over the fingers promoting for $68 is drawing ire from some Canadians who’re upset concerning the excessive price of official Olympic merchandise at Lululemon.

The corporate bought the unique rights to promote the official swag final fall, however many Canadians have taken their griping on-line, complaining the costs are nicely above what common Canadians can afford.

The mittens specifically are drawing unfavourable comparisons with the enduring pink and white maple leaf mittens that have been a runaway hit for earlier Olympic sponsor HBC. They offered for $10 a pair through the 2010 Video games in Vancouver. 

In a press release, Lululemon advised CBC Information the upper costs are resulting from their dedication to creating the “highest-quality merchandise.” Learn extra

What else is occurring?

Convoy protest may change the best way cash is monitored, says watchdog company

Using American fundraising websites to help the anti-vaccine mandate convoy protest may result in adjustments in the best way monetary transactions are monitored.

WestJet cuts 20 per cent of flights in March, requires reopening timeline

February schedule cuts prolonged amid ongoing COVID-19 restrictions and uncertainty.

Lastly able to journey overseas? Returning residence can get difficult

Travellers might face issue securing a PCR take a look at, or proving that they not too long ago recovered from COVID-19.

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