Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Ordering 7Up in French reaches Supreme Court

I first wrote about Michel Thibodeau back in September 2011 when his ridiculous complaint of not being able to order 7Up on a flight to the United States gained some media attention.

Somehow his case is going to the Supreme Court of Canada, and I can't wait to hear what the court has to say about imposing official languages policy on a private company operating in a foreign country where less than one percent speak the language Thibodeau feels he was entitled to be served in.

Unfortunately, Bill C-17: An Act to Amend the Air Canada Public Participation Act, which could amend certain provisions requiring Air Canada to be bound to the Official Languages Act, remains at First Reading in the House.