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Canadians Not Getting Air Security They Deserve: Senate
03-21-2007, 06:58 PM,
Canadians Not Getting Air Security They Deserve: Senate
Canadians not getting air security they deserve: Senate

More than five and a half years after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, security is still dangerously lax at Canadian airports, according to a Senate report released Wednesday in Ottawa.

Transferring responsibility for airport security to the Department of Public Safety from Transport Canada was among the 16 recommendations made in the report by the Senate national security and defence committee.

In their second report on airport security since January of 2003, the senators also recommend:

Recruiting 600 to 800 new RCMP officers with specific responsibility for airport security.
Drastically increasing regular checks on the airport workers who have access to aircraft, baggage and cargo.
Making bullet-proof cockpit doors mandatory for aircraft in Canada.
Releasing the report at a news conference on Parliament Hill, Liberal Senator Colin Kenny, the chair of the committee, said Ottawa has failed to provide Canadians with the security they deserve when they fly.

Organized crime 'airside'
He said the RCMP had told Senators that organized crime was present at all major airports in the country, and criminals had access "airside" — a reference to the secure zone at airports where employees can board aircraft or handle baggage and cargo before it's loaded.

Yet the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority performed only random security checks on airport employees, searching about two per cent of staff every day. The committee recommended that all airport workers be searched as they arrive at work, and at least 10 per cent as they leave.

The latest Senate report says Ottawa hasn't acted quickly enough to fight organized crime at airports or to tighten other lax measures identified in an earlier report on airport security released in 2003.

According to that earlier report — The Myth of Security at Canadian Airports — these security gaps include inadequate background checks for people with access to aircraft on the ground, lack of screening of mail and other cargo carried on passenger jets and reduced levels of policing at many airports since the privatization of local airport authorities.


Security is an illusion, and I would also like to remind everyone, that organized crime is a favorite proxy of intelligence agencies, and has been for thousands of years.
That is even in The Art of War by Sun Tzu.
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03-27-2007, 05:47 AM,
Canadians Not Getting Air Security They Deserve: Senate
It's about time they did something about all these acts of terror on Canadian flights.... :rolleyes:

No terrorism in 5 1/2 years since 9/11. Seems like reasonable justification for 800 more cops. :dazed:
Oh wait...they said crime...not terrorism specifically. Sorry, my bad...conditioned response :biggrin:
03-27-2007, 07:01 AM,
Canadians Not Getting Air Security They Deserve: Senate
It's really transparent to what they are doing. Gotta tighten up security so that no one can infringe on your business interests. Same as with controlling the shipping ports. Don't want any of the real black market stuff slipping through and competing with your stranglehold on contraband. Can't have real terrorists mucking up the fake terror biz.
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