Baird said there's nothing nefarious about the relationship, adding "we're been working constructively with the airlines."
Really? Is that what you call it? Because I can think of a couple of other terms for it, John.
But that's not even the best part. The best part comes later in the article when they start into the Conservative government's third favourite default position - right after "We didn't do it!" and "The Liberals did it first!":
"We did that already!"
In the House of Commons, Baird confirmed Wednesday he doesn't support the [NDP passenger rights] bill, but defended the Tory record on the file, saying the government has "put forward new public policy" in the area of passenger rights.
His office later pointed to the Flight Rights campaign to educate air travellers of their rights. The promised rollout last September of "prominent signage" at key airports has never materialized. Transport Canada confirmed $3,640 has been spent on the initiative, limited to information posted on the departmental website.
I guess all the "prominent signage" got used up for "Canada's Economic Action Plan".