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Air Canada must pay $97,500 for failing in its duty to a disabled passenger

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In November, Transport Minister Pablo Rodriguez summoned Air Canada representatives to Ottawa following several high-profile incidents.

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Air Canada fined $97,500 for failing to meet its obligations to provide services to people with disabilities.

On August 30, Air Canada did not help a person in a wheelchair get off the plane, says the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA ) in a press release.

Suffering from spastic cerebral palsy, Rodney Hodgins was forced to drag himself out of the device, an experience that x27;described as dehumanizing.

The OTC adds that, while the passenger was waiting in the terminal, Air Canada failed to ensure that its staff periodically inquired about the passenger's needs.

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Rodney and Deanna Hodgins photographed at their home in Prince George, British Columbia.

In November, federal Transport Minister Pablo Rodriguez summoned Air Canada representatives to Ottawa following several high-profile incidents affecting passengers with disabilities.

This request followed a public outing by Canada's chief accessibility officer, Stephanie Cadieux, expressing her anger on social media after ;Air Canada lost his wheelchair during a trip between Toronto and Vancouver.

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Ryan Lachance, a British Columbia comedian suffering from cerebral palsy, claimed a few days later that he had been injured by members of the crew of the carrier after landing in Vancouver.

In the case of Rodney Hodgins, Air Canada admitted to having violated the rules in force regarding ;accessibility and apologized.

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