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May 10, 2011 – An internal government document reveals that simply knowing someone suspected of terrorist activities could land you on Canada's no-fly list.


May 10, 2011
By Melissa Damota

May 10, 2011, Ottawa – An internal government document reveals that simply
knowing someone suspected of terrorist activities could land you on
Canada's no-fly list.

The Transport Canada document says a person "who directly
associates with" an alleged extremist might be added to the no-fly
roster.

The list, which came into effect in June 2007, is aimed at
preventing people considered a threat to airline security from
boarding a flight.

The government says candidates for the list are assessed "on a
case-by-case basis," but the precise criteria for inclusion have
long been a mystery.

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Transport Canada recently released the draft internal document
after trying for years to keep it under wraps.

The Canadian Press obtained the one-page memo under the Access to
Information Act.


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