Aligning Canadian policy regarding small knife blades with international policies will not compromise our safety in the air.
If you've flown anywhere in Canada recently, there's a good chance you've had to deal with the headache of longer than normal wait times at security screening. You also wouldn't be wrong in thinking wait times are getting worse. The worst part is that air travellers are paying for better service -- they just aren't getting it.
The government's appeal to national security should not exempt it from rigorous accountability and oversight. As many critics have argued, the system envisaged by the Passenger Protect Program and as amended by SATA has proven neither necessary nor effective. It is unconstitutional.
The 10-year-old's dad said he thinks the search was an overreaction.
“How do you explain to a 6-year-old? What do you tell them? ‘Oh, I’m sorry you’re Muslim; I’m sorry you’re brown’?"
Navigating through an airport with a family member who has Alzheimer's can be a nail-biting excursion. Unfamiliar surroundings heighten confusion, impair the ability to follow directions and trigger agitation -- none of which you want to experience as you're getting body-scanned by airport security. Here's how to get through it all with as little hassle as possible.
The Canada Border Services Agency works with the Public Health Agency of Canada to ensure infections are kept out of the country, as prescribed by the Quarantine Act. Last year, during the height of the Ebola worry, the Public Health Agency of Canada strengthened its use of the Act to help prevent any importation of the virus. For a public concerned about the introduction or emergence of a particular pathogen such as Ebola, an increased security presence is always welcome.
As much as I wish the festive season was all eggnog and Christmas carols, the fact of the matter is the holidays have some drawbacks. Top among these is the stress of travelling during the busiest time of the year, which is made even worse by Canada's half-baked airport security system.