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Aligning Canadian policy regarding small knife blades with international policies will not compromise our safety in the air.
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The alleged attacker also received paramilitary training in Syria before the attack.
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.
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MOSCOW — Authorities in Europe have tightened security at airports, on subways, at the borders and on city streets after deadly attacks Tuesday on the Brussels airport and its subway system. The Paris...
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’?"
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Would you pack this on your carry-on luggage?
"It was just so stunning," said Robert Hart. "I couldn't believe this was happening."
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Robert Hart missed his flight because there were no male security officers available to frisk him.
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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.
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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.
OTTAWA - The Conservative government would like to know how air passengers feel about their checked luggage being broken into — by airport security screeners.Transport Canada is seeking feedback on a...
Canadians' notions of travels may involve smooth sailing across a gentle blue sea, but the reality is something closer to a rocky road made of highs and lows according to an online survey. According t...
Even after airport security in Edmonton realized a potentially dangerous pipe bomb had been seized from a departing passenger, they did not immediately call the RCMP, inexplicably ignoring the most ba...
Airport security officers scrutinize passengers today more than ever before, but the revelation that a man boarded a flight in Edmonton after being caught with a pipe bomb is raising questions about w...
Travelling by air from Toronto, Canada I try to arrive between one and a half and two hours ahead of time. It was my lucky day. I was the winner of a search, as in body. Randomly chosen, of course. I was directed to the new high-tech X-ray machine.
They're called full-body scanners but the images they'll start producing won't live up to that name thanks to some programming changes. The technology, also known as 'naked' body scanners in Canada fo...
Canadian airports are still using the so-called naked full body scan images being removed from airports in the United States because the three-dimensional images are considered too revealing. But tha...
The boy -- while certainly inconvenienced and perhaps disconcerted about being on his own in an airport at night -- was safe. It's not by definition a traumatic or "bad" thing for kids to be exposed to uncomfortable situations every now and again, or to be subject to something outside of their comfort zone.
It all started back in September of 2011 when Dr. Ron Fouchier of Erasmus Medical Center gave a talk in Malta on his experiments with H5N1. A few out of context statements later, the world was facing a panic about a "doomsday pandemic" that didn't exist. Today the article that caused so much panic and dismay has been published and the world now has a chance to see what all the fuss was about.
Canada’s airport security officers breached their own rules by placing children into “naked” scanners without the consent of their parents and often lied to travellers about the need to undergo a full...
OTTAWA - Canada's privacy watchdog is concerned a new security plan to closely eye the behaviour of air passengers could amount to racial profiling.In a letter to Canada's air security agency, the fed...
THUNDER BAY, Ont. - Maybe they just wanted the car to be warm when they got back.Airport officials in Thunder Bay, Ont., say a Cadillac Escalade left running in front of the airport terminal caused a...
I knew as soon as the words came out of my mouth that I was in for a hassle. I was just trying to be honest. After all, isn't that the best policy when you're crossing the border into the U.S.? Well, maybe not if you're en route to speak at a sex toy party convention.
OTTAWA - Canada's privacy czar is concerned about the potential unfairness of a plan to scrutinize the flying public's behaviour at the airport.The federal government announced last year it would deve...
The reality of the post-9/11 world (and the post-26/11 world, from India's point of view) is that technology plays a role in transborder travel. But Indian travellers being singled out for fingerprinting would create unnecessary distrust.