Quebec judge greenlights class action against Air Canada over fuel surcharges

A Quebec Superior Court judge has authorized a class action lawsuit against Air Canada after the company allegedly used a surcharge to bill passengers for the cost of fuel and then some. The lawsuit, approved to proceed as a class…

Mother and daughter among Canadians stranded in Hong Kong during violent protests

A Canadian mother and daughter are among many of the Canadians stranded at the Hong Kong International Airport because of the violent protests that have now expanded to include the airport’s main terminal, cancelling all flights on Monday. Eleven-year-old Janice…

Transat warns of ‘abusive’ bid by Group Mach, files complaint with regulator

Transat AT Inc.  is warning shareholders against an “abusive, coercive, misleading” move by Montreal real estate developer Group Mach to block the tour operator’s sale to  Air Canada. Transat filed a complaint Tuesday with Quebec’s securities tribunal concerning Group Mach’s effort…

Blocking Air Transat sale to Air Canada: Group Mach offers $14 per share in bid

Montreal real estate developer Group Mach is again offering Transat A.T. shareholders $14 per share, this time in an effort to scoop up 19.5 per cent of the airline’s shares in order to block its sale to Air Canada. The…

Legal challenge to passenger rights bill should be dismissed: Attorney general

A legal challenge to Canada’s new passenger bill of rights from a group of airlines is “ill-founded” and should be dismissed, according to the country’s attorney general. In a pair of court filings, lawyers for the federal government and the…