Delays and cancellations: Ottawa summons Sunwing and VIA Rail

Delays and cancellations: Ottawa summons Sunwing and VIA Rail

Travelers on the departures floor at the Montreal airport.

After Sunwing and VIA Rail failed during the holiday storm, the federal government seeks to summon them to appear before a committee.

“I will call a meeting of the transport committee and I will invite VIA Rail and Sunwing to appear, explains on Twitter the Liberal MP for Vaudreuil-Soulanges, Peter Schiefke. Canadians deserve answers for the unacceptable delays and cancellations this holiday season.”[ /embed]

In the process, the Minister of Transport, Omar Alghabra, also hinted that he was impatiently awaiting the convening of these two entities.

The two companies in the turmoil

Due to the storm that hit Quebec , Ontario and the northeastern United States a few days before Christmas, the two companies experienced several difficulties.

Sunwing found itself in turmoil by choosing to cancel the entire his flights. Hundreds of travelers found themselves stranded in airports with no answers to their questions.

VIA Rail had to cancel its trains between Toronto and Ottawa and Toronto and Montreal for a few days due to the derailment. of a Canadian National train during the same storm. Several passengers found themselves stuck on trains, sometimes for 18 hours.

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