Canada’s Passenger Protect Program (No Fly List)
CCLA has been seriously concerned over the violation of civil liberties inherent in the operation of Canada’s No Fly List (Passenger Protect Program), and wrote a brief position paper setting out its concerns about the PPP, including the absence of legislatively prescribed process, and the failures of natural justice and due process. An internal review by Transport Canada, and an audit by the Federal Privacy Commissioner, found similar problems with the PPP.
CCLA is concerned over the continued listing of Abousfian Abdelrazik on the “UN No Fly List”. CCLA, with the David Asper Center on Constitutional Rights and the University of Toronto International Human Rights Law Programme, hosted a symposium in November 2010 with presentations by leading practitioners and academics from Canada, the US and the UK, on UN 1267. The purpose of the conference was to highlight the issues of concern, provide a forum in which the issues could be debated, and create linkages which may be useful to counsel. The Keynote Speaker was newly appointed UN 1267 Ombudsperson, Canadian judge Kimberly Prost.