Liberal government ‘missing in action’ over holiday travel chaos, says shadow minister of transport

Transportation shadow minister Mark Strahl vowed that Conservatives would be “holding the Liberal govt, airlines and airports” accountable for the vacation chaos that stranded 1000’s above the vacations.

The MP for Chilliwack-Hope was attending the crisis Transport Committee hearings Thursday (Jan. 12) wherever they were being expecting to listen to testimony from airline and airport officers, as perfectly as the minister of transportation.

“While Canadians who selected to journey with Sunwing were stranded, sleeping on airport floors, and in hotel lobbies over Xmas, I’m shocked that Liberal Transportation Minister Omar Alghabra did not communicate with Sunwing until eventually two weeks following the crisis started, and right after the influenced travellers had been all returned home,” Strahl reported in a assertion.

“The Minister has also not arrived at out to the CEO of Vancouver Worldwide Airport all through or just after their shutdown in mid-December.”

Strahl had place anyone on see in late December that he would be in search of responses from the minister as to why the 2nd peak vacation time in a row turned chaotic in the wake of the summer season air travel confusion.

The MP with the shadow minister of transportation purpose has been voicing aggravation considering the fact that just before the minister issued a pinned tweet to say that 2022 noticed his transportation ministry accomplishing “great things” and they ended up wanting ahead to viewing what 2023 would provide.

Minister Alghabra has known as what happened “unacceptable” and pledged to make legislative changes.

“The transportation method in Canada is broken and they do very little but go the buck,” Strahl tweeted Dec. 27 about the federal government’s handling of the travel file.

Conservatives led the demand past week to contact an emergency meeting of transportation committee to hear from individuals dependable, after thousands had flights cancelled just before Christmas when wintertime storms were raging, and were not able to be with liked types in excess of the vacations.

“Canadians count on airlines and airports to be held accountable for their overall performance about the chaotic holiday break travel time, nevertheless accountability requires political leadership, and this Liberal federal government has been lacking in action,” Strahl included.

A single thing MP Strahl has reported in desired is computerized payment for travellers when flights are cancelled.

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