Quebec MP complains to Federal Language Commissioner following incident at Bathurst Regional Airport

A Quebec MP has filed a complaint with Canada's Official Languages Commissioner after he was allegedly unable to get service in French at the Bathurst Regional Airport.

Beauport-Limoilou Tory MP Alupa Clark says he needed help with a luggage problem after landing in Bathurst last month but was not offered service in French and that a form he had to complete was provided only in English.

Clark, who is a member of the Standing Committee on Official Languages, says bilingual service is law and enshrined in the Constitution.

Madawaska-Restigouche Liberal MP Rene Arseneault was surprised by the allegations, noting he frequently uses the Bathurst airport without any problem.

But Arseneault says Clark did the right thing by lodging the complaint.

Air Canada says there is bilingual staff on duty at all times and that it will be closely following up on Clark's complaint.

(with files from ICI Radio-Canada)