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Anti-Harper Plane Banner: PSAC Says RCMP Grounded Plane For StephenHarperNousDéteste.ca Message

This plane's critical message for Stephen Harper just won't fly. At least that's what the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) says the RCMP conveyed on Saturday.

The union has accused the RCMP of grounding a plane it hired due to its political message: A banner that read “StephenHarperNousDéteste.ca.” That translates to "Stephen Harper Hates Us."

The union said authorities ordered the aircraft to land because it had entered Parliament Hill's restricted airspace, although the pilot reportedly knew about the restrictions and steered clear of them, a claim Nav Canada confirmed, according to Canada.com.

PSAC's regional executive vice president Larry Rousseau thinks the alleged order was politically motivated, 680 News reports.

The RCMP have denied the union's allegations, saying they have no air traffic responsibilities.

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