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Statement from Minister Tim Uppal

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Statement from Minister Tim Uppal

Published on June 17, 2015 with No Comments

Ottawa, June 16, 2015 The Honourable Tim Uppal, Minister of State for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement regarding new security procedure at Canadian airports for all head-coverings:

“Recently, I became aware of this new procedure from my experience going through security at my local airport and from other members of the community who experienced similar treatment. “I immediately brought this to the attention of the Minister of Transportation. “This was a decision made by department officials. “Our government has taken action and directed that it be reversed immediately on flights within Canada. “We will discuss our concerns with this practice with the United States, and seek alternative practices for US bound flights from Canada.”

 

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