Air Canada stops saying 'ladies and gentlemen,’ opts for gender-neutral terms | 10/15/2019 | Staff
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To adhere to politically correct gender norms, employees of Canada's major airline will no longer be greeting passengers by the sex-specific "ladies and gentlemen" or the French "mesdames et messieurs," opting instead to use the gender-neutral phrases "everyone" or "tout le monde."

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While this has been protocol for years at the Montreal-based Air Canada, the airline is making the language policies official, according to multiple reports.

"We will be amending our onboard announcements to modernize them and remove specific references to gender," a media spokesperson for the company said. "We work hard to make sure all employees feel like valued members of the Air Canada family, while ensuring our customers are comfortable and respected when they choose to travel with us."

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