Ottawa to introduce rules to address passengers being bumped from flights

Canada will introduce legislation this spring that will address the problem of air travellers being bumped from flights.

Yesterday's announcement came as a video went viral online, showing a male passenger being dragged by security off a United Airlines flight in Chicago because he refused to be bumped.

A spokesman for Transport Minister Marc Garneau says bumping rules will be included in an air passenger bill of rights that was promised last fall.

It is aimed at crafting minimum requirements for compensation when flights are oversold or luggage lost.