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Canada No-Fly List Requires Photo ID for Commercial Flights

By October 29, 2006

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Proposed regulations for a Canadian no-fly list require Canadians who look 12 or older to show government-issued identification to get onto commercial flights in Canada. The identification, such as a passport or driver's licence, must have the individual's photograph, name, date of birth and gender. Passengers who do not have photo identification could show two other pieces of government-issued identification, one of which must include date of birth and gender.

The Passenger Protect Program will produce a made-in-Canada list of individuals who are considered to pose an immediate threat to aviation security if they board a flight. Transport Canada will lead an advisory group assessing the threat of individuals using information provided by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) and the RCMP. It is expected that the list will include no more than 1000 names, unlike the U.S. list which contains about 70,000 names.

Plans are to have the Passenger Protect Program in place for Canadian domestic flights in early 2007. The program will be extended to international flights to and from Canada later in 2007.

More on Canadian Air Travel
Canada Moves on Air Passenger Assessment
Passenger Protect Program - Transport Canada
Aeronautics Act - Identity Screening Regulations - Canada Gazette
ID Necessary Under No-Fly Rules - CNEWS
Air Travel for Canadians

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