Canada to develop "no-fly" list to thwart terrorists

[JURIST] Canadian Transport Minister Jean Lapierre announced [speech text] sweeping security changes to Canadian transportation security Friday, including the creation of an anti-terror "no-fly" list similar to that created in the US under the Aviation and Transportation Security Act of 2001 [text]. Lapierre did not provide details on the proposed list, but did comment that it "will identify people who pose an immediate threat to security". Under current Canadian law, there are few measures in place to prevent potentially dangerous individuals from boarding any mode of public transportation. Last year a similar measure was delayed amid legal and financial concerns [JURIST report], including concern that any restrictions on air travel would violate the guarantee of free mobility under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms [text]. AP has more.



 

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