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  • Tuesday, May 31, 2005

    US may request domestic Canadian passenger lists

    CBC reports that the US is considering requesting passenger details of all domestic Canadian flights which pass through US airspace:

    But the new American proposal attempts to go one step further by demanding that any flight passing through U.S. airspace, even if it doesn't land, must first submit its passengers' names, citizenship, birthdays, and possibly their addresses and credit card details. Since many east-west flights in Canada briefly enter U.S. airspace, under the plan, Canadian airlines would have to provide details on their domestic passengers. It's a move seen by critics as a loss of sovereignty. But international law allows it.
    It seems to me that these plans would, if imposed, be a loss of sovereignty. See all recent "A Logical Voice" posts


    At 5/31/2005 05:14:00 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    If they only briefly leave Canadian airspace the simplest thing to do is to alter course slightly and the problem will go away.

    At 5/31/2005 10:28:00 pm, Blogger DJEB said...

    I think it's worth it (avoiding U.S. airspace) to protect the privacy of Canadians.

    At 5/31/2005 10:30:00 pm, Blogger DJEB said...

    Of course, Canada should ask for the same for planes entering Canadian airspace - including U.S. warplanes, which occassionally enter Canada on manoeuvers.

    At 6/01/2005 10:15:00 am, Blogger Voice 1 said...

    Well, anonymous, that is certainly, i'd imagine one option. The other would simply be to say no.


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