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Taxes of $2-$5 a head aren't enough to make a person drive 90 minutes farther; rather they're indicative of the way the Canadian government treats its airports like cash registers rather than welcome mats.

CANADIAN flyers fed up with paying myriad fees have found an ally in the Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications, which earlier this week released a study urging the government to phase out airport ground rents and treat airports as economic engines, not sources of public revenue.

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