March 28, 2010 -
A Notice of Intent
providing an overview of the proposed changes will be published tomorrow
in the Canada Gazette, and Canadians are invited to submit comments on
these changes by April 30, 2010.
enjoy one of the safest, most secure and efficient aviation systems in
the world, our government is working diligently to ensure security at
Canadian airports is as effective as possible," said Baird.
"Strengthening airport security is an important part of our commitment
to protect the travelling public, airlines, aviation workers and many
businesses that rely on airports and air transportation."
The proposed changes would apply to
Specifically, the proposed changes would ensure that airport operators'
and tenants' roles and responsibilities are clarified and documented,
security requirements and mitigation strategies are developed and
clearly outlined; and the entire security regime at airports is
thoroughly coordinated, integrated and documented.
All regulated requirements for airport security, including those for
airport security programs, would be subject to Transport
The Government of Canada recognizes how important coordination and
integration at Canadian airports is to aviation security and took
additional steps to enhance security following the December 25, 2009,
terrorist attack on a flight headed to
The intent of
these changes to the Canadian Aviation Security Regulations is to
address new and emerging threats to aviation security, as well as adopt
best practices in aviation security, harmonize our regulations with
international partners, increase transparency and keep our air
transportation industry competitive.
pre-consultation phase is complete, the amendments will be published in
the Canada Gazette, Part I, later this year and Canadians will have
another opportunity to comment on the proposed changes. Airport security
programs are a Budget 2009 commitment and a component of
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