Air Canada has acknowledged it violated Canadian disability regulations and apologized to a British Columbia man who uses a wheel chair, after he was forced to drag himself off a flight in Las Vegas this summer.

Prince George resident Rodney Hodgins said he used the strength of his upper body to pull himself down the airplane aisle in August, while his wife, Deanna, held his legs, after no one from the airline’s third-party ground personnel was available to help.

The man’s story has generated national and international attention. On Friday, federal Transport Minister Pablo Rodriguez issued a statement saying he had summoned Air Canada representatives to meet with him and Minister of Diversity, Inclusion and Persons with Disabilities Kamal Khera next week.

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