Bilingual Passenger Sues Air Canada A passenger aboard an Air Canada flight said he was refused service in French, one of Canada's two official languages. So he sued. Michel Thibodeau and his wife won a $12,000 settlement and an apology.
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Bilingual Passenger Sues Air Canada

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Bilingual Passenger Sues Air Canada

Bilingual Passenger Sues Air Canada

Bilingual Passenger Sues Air Canada

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A passenger aboard an Air Canada flight said he was refused service in French, one of Canada's two official languages. So he sued. Michel Thibodeau and his wife won a $12,000 settlement and an apology.

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