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New screening regulations introduced for smaller Canadian airports

The Government of Canada has announced new regulations to allow airports that don't have access to security screening services from the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) to obtain them on a cost-recovery basis.


July 29, 2015
By Transport Canada

Over the last few years, several small airports expressed interest in obtaining screening services. The new regulations allow smaller, non-designated airports to invest in screening services in order to provide passengers with connecting flights to larger airports, while enhancing the security of the aviation system in Canada.

On behalf of the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, the announcement was made by the Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of Foreign Affairs, at the airport in Niagara, Ontario, and by Jim Eglinski, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, at the airport in Edson, Alberta.