OTTAWA, Oct. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister
of Transport addressed the 2nd Annual International Airport Investigators' Training Symposium on the
importance of partnerships to keep travellers secure and safe.
"Security cannot be an afterthought as it is critical to air
transportation in Canada and around the world," said Minister Raitt.
"It is the partnerships between law enforcement and other stakeholders
that keep air travellers secure and safe."
In recent years, Canada has worked extensively with the International
Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in the shared commitment to aviation
"By working with our partners in aviation security, Transport Canada
aims to strike a balance between security and efficiency," added
The Government of Canada has committed over $2 billion to aviation
security since 2006.
Investments continue and include full body scanners and baggage
screening equipment upgrades, as well as increases in the screening of
air cargo and non-passengers. In addition, under the Canada-US Beyond
the Border agreement announced in 2011, pre-screened low-risk
travellers flying to the United States can get faster service by using
their NEXUS cards to access designated security lines for pre-board
screening at many of Canada's airports.
More information on the International Airport Investigators' Training
Symposium can be found here: http://www.peelpolice.on.ca/en/newsevents/IAITS.asp
SOURCE: Transport Canada
For further information:
Senior Communications Advisor
Office of the Honourable Lisa Raitt
Minister of Transport
Transport Canada, Ottawa
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