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Federal court decision on airline safety called 'wake-up call'

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 @ 10:48 AM | By Ian Burns

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) is calling a recent decision on airline safety by the Federal Court of Appeal a “wake-up call” for government, but observers say that statement may be a bit premature.

Eric Tucker, Osgoode Hall Law SchoolThe appeal in Canadian Union of Public Employees v. Canada (Minister of Transport) 2017 FCA 164, stems from Transport Canada's October 2013 decision to grant Sunwing Airlines an exemption from a 1:40 attendant-passenger ratio, allowing them to have a 1:50 ratio and making changes to...