Of course, before 9/11 few would have classified the hijackers of that day as “immediate threats to aviation security,” but why should the Canadians let common sense stop them? “Terrorist links may not lead to spot on no-fly list: sources,” from CP, with thanks to Cindy:
OTTAWA (CP) – Being a member of a terrorist organization won’t necessarily land someone on Canada’s no-fly list, The Canadian Press has learned.
Proposed criteria would limit inclusion on the roster to those who pose “an immediate threat to aviation security,” say internal briefing notes prepared by Transport Canada.
Draft regulations, disclosed by a source familiar with details of the plan, confirm the no-fly list will be tightly focused and reviewed every 30 days to keep it up to date.
“You cannot be put on the list on the sole basis that you’re a member of a ‘terrorist group’,” said the source. “In addition, you have to be a demonstrable threat to aviation safety.”
The no-fly initiative, known as Passenger Protect, will also feature an independent appeal process – but it won’t provide financial compensation to those improperly placed on the list, said the source, who asked not be named.