Being a member of a terrorist organization wonâ€™t necessarily land someone on Canadaâ€™s â€œno-flyâ€ list, The Canadian Press has learned.
Proposed criteria would limit inclusion on the roster to those who pose â€œan immediate threat to aviation security,â€ say internal briefing notes prepared by Transport Canada.
Draft regulationsâ€”disclosed by a source familiar with details of the planâ€”confirm the no-fly list will be tightly focused and reviewed every 30 days to keep it up to date.
â€œYou cannot be put on the list on the sole basis that youâ€™re a member of a â€˜terrorist group,â€™â€ said the source. â€œIn addition, you have to be a demonstrable threat to aviation safety.â€
The no-fly initiative, known as â€œPassenger Protect,â€ also will feature an independent appeal processâ€”but it wonâ€™t provide financial compensation to those improperly placed on the list, said the source, who asked not be named.
….The source said that under the proposed regulations, people involved in a terrorist groupâ€”either now or in the pastâ€”could be added to the list only if there were reason to suspect they may â€œcompromise civil aviation, the security of any aircraft or aerodrome, or the safety of the public, passengers, or crew.
So are there really current members of terrorist organizations who somehow AREN’T a threat to the aviation system? I don’t think so.