Canadian airport security

An open letter to the head of the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATS)

Dear Sir or Madam,

I have no confidence in your judgment or your ability to apply logical thought. I suggest that if you can't provide sensible answers to some simple questions that you resign your post and make way for someone who is better suited to the job.

The real threat to air safety is unchanged. The logical thing to have done following recent events in the UK was nothing. All you have done is to antagonise millions of travellers who have no redress.

First, let's look at the facts:

"None of the alleged terrorists had made a bomb. None had bought a plane ticket. Many did not have passports. It could be pretty difficult to convince a jury that these individuals were about to go through with suicide bombings, whatever they bragged about on the net.

What is more, many of those arrested had been under surveillance for more than a year - like thousands of other British Muslims. And not just Muslims. Like me. Nothing from that surveillance had indicated the need for early arrests."

Read the full article here The Guardian is a highly-respected UK newspaper that presents a balanced view rather than regurgitating the 'official line'.

Answer these simple questions . . .

What I am asking for are reasonable answers, not bland statements such as 'the authority is responsible for your safety and must take all practical steps to ensure . . . blah blah . . . more meaningless statements.

Once I have your answer I will be delighted to add it to this website so that everyone will have the benefit of your words.

Sincerely yours,

the electors of Canada and the rest if the world

Can you have any confidence is anyone who bans empty bottles and yoghurt from aircraft?

Do you consider these to be dangerous items on aircraft?

yoghurt is a dangerous item on an aircraft

empty water bottles are dangerous on aircraft