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Supreme Court Hearings - Michel Thibodeau, et al. v. Air Canada, et al.


Case # 35100
Michel Thibodeau, et al. v. Air Canada, et al. (March 26, 2014)

The appellants filed complaints to the Commissioner of Official Languages regarding services received solely in English from Air Canada. The appellants were refused service in French multiple times while flying with Air Canada. The appellants were refused service in French multiple times while flying with Air Canada. The Federal Court held that the Official Languages Act took precedence and awarded $6,000 in damages to each complainant. The Federal Court of Appeal excluded any injury for the incidents that had occurred outside Canada. The Commissioner of Official Languages filed an appeal in the Supreme Court.


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