Friday, November 21, 2008

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Obese people have the right to two seats for the price of one on flights within Canada, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled on Thursday.

The high court declined to hear an appeal by Canadian airlines of a decision by the Canadian Transportation Agency that people who are "functionally disabled by obesity" deserve to have two seats for one fare.

The airlines had lost an appeal at the Federal Court of Appeal in May and had sought to launch a fresh appeal at the Supreme Court. The court's decision not to hear a new appeal means the one-person-one-fare policy stands.

The appeal had been launched by Air Canada, Air Canada Jazz and WestJet.

(Reporting by Randall Palmer)

Those are the sweetest 4 words in the English language - "functionally disabled by obesity". Apparently my prayers have been answered in Canada - there is aways a catch. I mean talk about a dilemma - I am a biscuit away from getting great parking for life, but I have leave behind by beloved American bacon for that half assed ham they call Canadian Bacon. The world is a cruel place my friends.

Update: I have heard that this has all come about because Sir Mix A Lot has become the King of Canada. So now it all makes sense. JSS breaks World News first again.

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