The air industry is on the mind of the Trudeau government this week.
The feds are looking to improve the world of Canadian air travel through expanded rights for passengers and looser rules on foreign ownership.
Transport Minister Marc Garneau, speaking in Montreal Thursday morning, said minimum requirements will be clearly laid out for travellers when they lose bags through no fault of their own, or are displaced by oversold flights.
Garneau said in the coming months, the Liberals will establish minimum requirements so Canadians know their rights, and when they can be compensated. The idea is to adopt policies and regimes that are in place already for passengers travelling in the United States and the European Union.
One other area the government plans to tackle is legislation that would allow international companies to own up to 49 per cent of an airline in Canada
Currently, foreign investment is capped at 25 per cent.
The transport minister is hoping to drive down the cost of air travel by being more flexible in investment rules for airlines to help create more competition from low-cost carriers.
The move would likely help two new carriers, Jetlines and Enerjet, land more international investors.
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