No-fly lists remain point of contention among civil liberties advocates
By Denis CalnanApr. 4, 2016
Geoff Leckey, a recently retired director general at the Canada Border Services Agency, said that people on the no-fly list will never know they are until they are trying to board a flight, and 'that’s always going to be the case.'
Monia Mazigh, wife of Maher Arar who was suspected of terror links and tortured in Syria, says the the government needs to create more transparency around no-fly lists. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Civil liberties’ watchers say the government should be transparent with the rules around its no-fly list, while national security experts say that many proper checks and balances are there already.
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