Confronting the Thibodeaus after $21,000 payout for English-only seatbelt sign


Chalk up another victory for members of the grievance industry.

For almost 20 years, francophone couple Michel and Lynda Thibodeau have been litigating against Air Canada due to the airline not being French enough for their liking. Case in point: They once took legal action when they ordered a can of 7UP in French and were given Sprite instead.

But they finally scored a victory in Federal Court recently. And for infringing on their linguistic rights, Air Canada must cut the Thibodeaus a cheque for $21,000 and write a grovelling letter of apology.

So I decided to pop by the Thibodeau's home in Ontario and spoke with Michel.