Innocent travelers, including kids, whose names match people on the actual no-fly list have welcomed plans to fix the system.
Chrystia Freeland, the new foreign affairs minister, is banned from travelling to Russia. But Ottawa won’t horse trade to get those sanctions dropped.
The public safety minister was confronted by Canadians facing extra airport screening because they share a name with a suspected terrorist.
"Through extra-judicial and secret means," the complaint alleges, "the federal government is ensnaring individuals into an invisible web of consequences that are imposed indefinitely and without recourse."
It's taken the better part of a decade, but Washington has finally got Ottawa to agree to report whenever Americans enter Canada, and whenever Canadians enter America.
The government has promised to review the case.
Since going public with his son's story, Adam Ahmed's parents have heard from other parents across Canada who say their children have also been flagged. “All of them are Muslim or have Arabic sounding names,” his mom said.
Those on the list will finally be able to see why the government refuses to let them board planes.
Once you’re on these lists and terrorist databases, it’s a bitch to clear your name.
How did an innocent Malaysian architectural scholar remain on a terrorism no-fly list—effectively branding her a terrorist—for years after an FBI paperwork screw-up put her there?
James Boyd ended up dead after a confrontation with officers that started because he was camping illegally.