Canada’s Passenger Protect Program: Too Guilty to Fly, Too Innocent to Charge?
By Faisal Kutty
Canada’s cleverly named Passenger Protect Program, which is nothing less than a “No-Fly” List, is set to take off in the spring of 2007. This article identifies and explores many of the concerns with the new program and concludes that it will have profound impact on fundamental liberties, human rights, privacy rights and poses a serious threat of racial/religious profiling. The article argues that the Passenger Protect Program must be debated and thoroughly investigated by Parliament. The fig leaf process of canvassing regulatory comment, ex post facto, instituted to attempt to give this initiative legitimacy falls far short of what is required.
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