The man is seen in a video screaming as passengers question why he is being treated like that.
A spokesman for Transport Minister Marc Garneau says bumping rules will be included in an air passenger bill of rights that was promised last fall.
It is aimed at crafting clear, minimum requirements for compensation when flights are oversold or luggage lost.
Marc Roy declined, however, to say if the legislation would set industry-wide standards or raise compensation to levels offered in the United States or Europe.
A WestJet flight and an Air Canada flight cross paths on a runway at Toronto’s Lester B. Pearson airport as photographed from an airplane on Aug. 28, 2012.
Garneau would not comment directly on the incident aboard a United Airlines flight Sunday.
Passenger rights advocate Gabor Lukacs said the “troubling” video highlights the need for greater consumer protection.