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Oops over airport parking

Calgary International Airport has apologized for moving accessible parking stalls and setting up a Lexus marketing campaign in their place.

The pavement in the parking spots was painted to indicate they were reserved for drivers of the luxury car.

The airport says the move was clearly out of touch with its commitment to being an accessible facility. It says it will be returning the accessible stalls to their original place and spots that were added in a new location will remain.

The Calgary Airport Authority is also apologizing to Lexus Canada, which it says played no role in picking the spots that were used in the campaign.

Lexus Canada is also apologizing to anyone who was affected or offended and says it will more carefully scrutinize marketing campaigns in the future.

"We were truly embarrassed by this mistake," said Michael Bouliane, manager of corporate communications for the car company. "It shouldn't have happened and we are taking steps to make sure that it doesn't happen again."



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