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.
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.
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