The Canadian Transport Agency is currently consulting on its proposed Accessible Transportation for Persons with Disabilities Regulations (ATPDR). We recently learned of an opportunity through which to provide Union consultation on these regulations, and particularly of relevance to us is the issue of untrained emotional support animals. See here for more information: https://otc-cta.gc.ca/eng/consultation/accessible-transportation-persons-with-disabilities-regulations.
The Union plans to draft submissions on this issue, and we feel that member feedback is essential. The Union is very cognizant of the issue of animals onboard, and we want to ensure that our workers feel safe and respected. We would like to hear from you and represent your voices in the submissions we will provide to the CTA. We include questions from the consultation, as well as some of our own, below. Please share your thoughts with us to the best of your ability. It is not necessary to answer every question. We truly value any feedback you can share with us.