Apr 12, 2017
By Jane Brown
The federal transport minister says he is increasing airline security measures for certain Canada-bound flights, but Marc Garneau is offering few details.
He says the move is based on the government’s evaluation of risk and notes that similar measures had been put in place before.
“I will only tell you that those measures are now in place and they are from different airports where there are flights coming to Canada and it is based on our evaluation of risk and for obvious reasons, I can’t tell you on which flights and which places. I will not tell you that information because it’s important not to make that public,” Garneau explained to reporters.
This move follows earlier decisions by the U.S. and Britain to prohibit certain electronic devices from flights coming from several countries in the Middle East and Africa.
Garneau did say that those devices will continue being allowed on Canadian airline cabins.