Proposed Amendments to the Secure Air Travel Regulations : Closed consultation

From Public Safety Canada

Current Status: Closed

This consultation ran from September 25th, 2018 to November 25th, 2018

Consultation Description

The purpose of this consultation is to obtain your feedback on amendments under consideration to the Secure Air Travel Regulations (SATR) in order to move towards an enhanced Passenger Protect Program (PPP)

How to Participate

Why

The Government of Canada believes that it is important for Canadians to be informed and engaged on Canada's national security framework. As part of the Government's commitment to openness and transparency, Public Safety Canada is consulting Canadians on key elements of Canada's national aviation security laws and policies to ensure they reflect the rights, values and freedoms of Canadians.

In addition, as part of the Cabinet Directive on Streamlining Regulation, there is a requirement to identify parties that may be interested or affected by the regulatory proposal that is put forward and provide these parties with opportunities to take part in open and meaningful consultations.

This public consultation will help inform future changes to national aviation security tools, including the Passenger Protect Program commonly referred to as the “no-fly list”, to ensure that Canada's aviation security framework is effective in keeping Canadians safe, while also safeguarding our values in a free and democratic society.

Who

We are seeking input from all interested parties, including:

  • all Canadians
  • air industry members and associated groups
  • security stakeholders
  • non-government groups
  • all levels of government

What

We are seeking your input on:

  • Collection of date of birth and gender of passengers for domestic flights;
  • Government-controlled screening of the Secure Air Travel Act List and automated redress system;
  • Creation of a unique identifier;
  • Clarification of identity document requirements when travelling domestically;
  • Destruction of information in the possession of air carriers and service providers; and
  • Outage requirements.

When and where

The consultation will be available online between September 25th, and November, 25th, 2018. Other opportunities to provide comments and concerns will be provided, for instance, at pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I, which is expected following Royal Assent on Bill C-59.

Contact Information

Public Safety Canada
Email: PS.PPP-PPP.SP@canada.ca

Next Steps

We will share a summary of the results of the consultations later through the Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement (RIAS).

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