Canada's Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities Chuck Strahl and the Minister of Public Safety Vic Toews announced (08-Nov-2010) the following new aviation security measures, effective 08-Nov-2010:
- Passengers are not permitted to transport printer toner cartridges in checked bags on any flights departing from Canadian airports if those cartridges weigh 454g (16oz) or more. Smaller toner cartridges, such as those typically used in home printers, are still permitted;
- Passengers on outbound flights from Canada to the US are not permitted to travel with cartridges in carry-on bags;
- Air carriers are not permitted to transport large printer cartridges in cargo carried on passenger flights departing from airports in Canada;
- All cargo and mail from or transiting through Yemen or Somalia is also banned from entering Canada.
These measures are follow the discovery of two packages in the UK and UAE on 29-Oct-2010. They reflect discussions with domestic and international partners and respond to new requirements announced by the US. [more]