Tougher Canadian security stance leaves everybody guessing
01 / 06 / 2010
AIR cargo executives in Canada are scratching their heads after a media blitz by Canadian government officials announcing tougher measures for airfreight security.
On 24 May, a national holiday in Canada, as many as six federal government ministers, including Canadian Transport Secretary John Baird (right), took the stage at air cargo terminals at major airports across the country to announce the authorities’ determination to develop a tougher air cargo security regime.
Speaking at Air Canada’s cargo facility at Toronto’s Lester Pearson airport, the country’s largest gateway, Baird declared that Canada needed more stringent air cargo security regulations to prevent terrorist attacks and announced that Ottawa would provide CAD96 million over the next five years to that end.
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