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GTAA issues statement on security at Toronto Pearson

Jan. 14, 2008, Toronto - In response to a recent story on airport  security, the GTAA has issued its comments.


January 14, 2008
By Carey Fredericks

Jan. 14, 2008, Toronto – In response to a recent story on airport
security, the GTAA issues the following comments:

        –  Security is a top priority for the GTAA as an organization. We work
           proactively with our partners at Transport Canada, CATSA and Peel
           Regional Police to ensure the safety and security of all employees and
           passengers at the airport in the ever changing environment of aviation
           security.

        –  The GTAA is a leader in airport security, evidenced by the use of a
           state of the art biometrics system used to screen employees accessing
           secure areas of the terminal buildings.

        –  All employees working at Toronto Pearson are subject to background
           checks by Transport Canada. All persons accessing the secure side of
           the airport have been subject to backgrounds checks and the biometrics
           scanning, or are under physical escort by screened employees.
      

        The GTAA is the non-share company that operates Toronto Pearson. All
revenue generated by the GTAA is reinvested back into the airport. In 2006, 31
million passengers travelled through Toronto Pearson.