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Secret Bans, Secret Trials: The Canadian ‘No-Fly’ Lists

  • arikara (871 posts)
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    Secret Bans, Secret Trials: The Canadian ‘No-Fly’ Lists

    The Conservatives’ Anti-Terrorism Act (Bill C-51) passed last year brought in the Secure Air Travel Act, which modifies the Canadian “no-fly” scheme (the Passenger Protect Program) to be more like the U.S. model.
    People on one of the lists are not permitted to board airplanes (“no-fly”). People on another list are subjected to additional security scrutiny when they try to board airplanes (“slow fly”).

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    Under the new law it is illegal to tell an individual if they are on the no-fly list or not. If you are denied boarding or delayed in security, neither the government nor the airline can confirm or deny listing. Your only recourse is to apply in writing for a delisting. You will make this application not knowing whether you are, in fact, on the list or the reasons you were denied boarding.

    The minister has up to 90 days to make a decision on a delisting application. If no decision is made and three months simply go by, you are deemed to have been denied delisting. In other words, if the minister simply ignores your application for three months, your listing remains valid.

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    http://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2016/09/22/Canadian-No-Fly-Lists/

    Nice, eh? Its illegal to tell you if you are on the list or not. You just figure it out when they won’t let you on the plane. What a bunch of insane morons.

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  • Downwinder (1736 posts)
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    1. If you cannot find out until boarding and you are denied boarding

    can you get a refund on our ticket?

    Can you sue for damages?

    • arikara (871 posts)
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      2. It doesn't say, but probably not

      And if you have flight cancellation insurance I bet you would still have to fight hard to get it.

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