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A look at COVID 19 travel restrictions across Canada

If you're looking to explore Canada this summer, you'll first have to navigate the fluctuating patchwork of travel restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus throughout the country.
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CTA says rules may need to be revised in wake of refund vs. voucher outcry

Passenger protection rules may need to be revised after hundreds of thousands of flight cancellations prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic left travellers out of pocket, the head of Canada's transportation regulator said Wednesday.
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Air Canada, WestJet, Transat tackle MPs’ refund questions

Airlines faced a tough reception at the House of Commons health committee Monday as MPs grilled them on the lack of refunds for customers whose flights were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Air Canada’s Rousseau echoes calls for easing travel restrictions

Air Canada's chief financial officer echoed on Tuesday his boss's recent call to ease travel restrictions as the airline continues to bleed cash, despite concerns over a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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“Help us find a solution”: Transat CEO talks govt. and refunds

The head of Transat AT is calling on government for financial support, which it says would enable the travel company to refund passengers whose flights were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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WestJet to offer refunds on select U.S., UK flights

WestJet Airlines Ltd. has quietly changed its refund policy to allow some customers whose flights were cancelled due to the pandemic to recoup their cash.
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Passengers and employees at Pearson airport must now wear masks

Toronto's Pearson international airport says passengers and airport employees must now wear masks or face coverings “at all times,'' part of a bundle of new policies effective today to combat the spread of COVID-19.
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Air Canada looks to raise $1 billion to improve cash position

Air Canada is hoping to raise more than $1 billion in share and debt offerings to bolster its cash position amid the financial devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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European regulators to take closer look at Air Canada – Transat deal

European regulators are launching an in-depth investigation into Air Canada's deal to buy travel company Transat AT amid European Commission concerns the deal may reduce competition and result in higher prices.
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WestJet asks minister for labour code exemptions affecting layoffs

WestJet Airlines Ltd. is asking the federal labour minister for an exemption to Canada Labour Code provisions that would facilitate mass layoffs.
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