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Canada: extension the time for service of an originating process has no relvance to Warsaw Convention time limit

Claimants issued a notice of action against  Ukraine International Airlines (UIA), and others regarding the destruction of documents contained in an Air France jet that overran the runway and caught fire at Pearson International Airport.  The notice of action was issued within the two-year limitation period.  However, the respondents were not successful in serving the claim on the appellant within the six-month period provided in Ontario’s Rules of Civil Procedure.

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Canada: new saftey and security measures in air travel

On October 29, 2010, two suspicious packages originating in Yemen were found in the United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates. Following this incident, the Canadian Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities and the Canadian Minister of Public Safety announced new aviation security measures to further enhance the safety and security of Canada’s aviation system, to come into effect Nov. 8, 2010:

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European Union: Data Protection Supervisor calls for stricter conditions for international PNR exchange

While the United States, Canada and Australia insist on access to the passenger name records of all passengers entering their airspace, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) - an independent supervisory authority devoted to protecting personal data and privacy and promoting good practice in the EU institutions and bodies - issued an opinion on the

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Canada: new time share law to come into force in Alberta

To keep pace with the changes in how vacation ownership products are structured, marketed and sold, Alberta provincial government has adopted Regulation 105/2010, also known as the “Time Share and Points-Based Contracts and Business Regulation”, to replace the “Time Share Contracts Regulation” as of November 1, 2010.

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Canada: investigation on passenger face control by airlines

Transport Minister John Baird has ordered an investigation into whether airlines are enforcing rules that require staff to see the faces of passengers who board their flights. He said in a statement that there are procedures in place to verify the identity of anyone who has their face covered, adding the approach is consistent with international standards, regardless of culture or religion.

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Canadian Transportation Agency and check-in times

In a January 31, 2006 decision, the Canadian Transportation Agency ruled on the efficacy of a carrier's rules regarding check-in times and gate appearance times. It decided that Air Canada: a) did not have the right to deny boarding to passengers who arrived after the carrier's "recommended" target of checking in at least 60 minutes prior to departure, but b) would have had the right to deny boarding to a passenger who did not comply with the carrier's rule that he "must" be at the gate at least 25 minutes prior to flight. The decision can be found at: