A Toronto man with Cerebral Palsy is accusing Air Canada of discrimination.
Tim Rose says he planned to fly to Cleveland this September but the airline told him he couldn’t fly on the plane because his wheelchair was too big.
The 31 year old says he was told the wheelchair was 13 centimetres too tall for the plane’s cargo area and it was suggested to him he travel with a smaller one.
Rose says he felt dehumanized when someone from the airline compared him and his wheelchair to luggage.
Rose posted a video to Facebook that says there are no other carriers that offer direct flights between Toronto and Cleveland.
He says indirect flights are difficult because he also has a service dog, and transferring between planes takes extra time for him.