Safwan Choudhry says the airline wanted the infant to wear a mask - but the child would not stop crying.
The incident occurred on a Westjet flight from Calgary to TorontoCredit: Twitter/Safwan Choudhry
A spokesman for the airline confirmed to CBC that the flight on Tuesday evening was cancelled, and all passengers were ordered to disembark.
WestJet have since said that the issue was not with the infant, who is below the age required to wear a face covering, but with the family’s three-year-old. Canadian transportation law mandates anyone above the age of two to wear a face mask.
Mr Choudhry claims that his three-year-old daughter was eating a snack before takeoff when flight attendants approached and demanded that both children wear a mask. Both he and his wife were wearing a mask, he said.