TORONTO — A Toronto area boy who made national headlines because his name appeared on Canada's no-fly list is still on it.
Six-year-old Syed Adam Ahmed, who had to go through rigorous security checks to fly to Boston two months ago, was supposed to be removed from the no-fly list by now.
— Khadija Cajee (@k_cajee) March 4, 2016
Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale promised on Jan. 3 that he would review the specifics of the Markham, Ont., boy's case because airlines were "ignoring a directive from the government not to screen minors."
But when Ahmed went through security Friday morning at Pearson International Airport to fly to a family wedding in Edmonton, the flags came up again.
Khadija Cajee, the boy's mother, said they weren't able to check in online again.
And she said while the Air Canada ticket agent didn't have to call the security centre to have the boy cleared for check-in, she still had to visually identify her son.
"He still needs to be visually identified," Cajee told 680News. "He's just a child, he's done nothing wrong."
Unfortunately, the boy's name matches that of someone else on the no-fly list.