Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said Thursday that government officials have reminded airlines that if an individual is under the age of 18 and on the “no-fly” list, they do not need to undergo addition security screening.
His statement follows news that six-year-old Syed Adam Ahmed and his father, Sulemaan Ahmed, were held up with extra security checks when they tried to fly out of Pearson, to Boston, using Air Canada on December 31.
Adam’s name is on a list of travelers deemed security risks. His parents say this has been an issue since he was born!
Many people have the same name as somebody else in this world. This duplication issue isn’t a problem with banks, businesses, driver’s licences, hospitals, libraries and tax collectors, as Les MacPherson writes in the National Post HERE.
Why can’t the government get it right? Have you encountered this problem? Did your name, and maybe even your birthday, match up with somebody who is on the “no-fly” list?