Changes to Air Passenger Protection Rules weaken consumers’ rights: not cleared for takeoff

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OTTAWA, April 24, 2023 – The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) reacted negatively to the announcement made today by the Minister of Transportation, Omar Alghabra, of proposed changes to the Air Passenger Protection Regulations (APPRs), saying the proposals weaken passengers’ rights by making their claims secret, blocking their access to full justice, […]

Next Steps on the Loyalty Points Story

During the last six months of 2016, there was much discussion about the plan by Air Miles to let miles five years or older expire starting January 1, 2017. However, in December, the Ontario Legislature passed Bill 47, Protecting Rewards Points Act, prohibiting the expiry dates on reward points programs based on time alone in […]

Time to Check-Out of Loyalty Program Rewards?

It has been taken for granted that Canadians love their loyalty rewards. 89% of Canadians are members of a loyalty program and the average Canadian participates in 8 different loyalty schemes. However, not all may be as rosy as loyalty program marketers may have you believe. A recent survey released by loyalty program provider Aimia […]