The order says an airline must screen each passenger “and in particular his or her entire face” – comparing it to their personal identification.
It says the carrier must deny travel to air passengers if their picture does not resemble their photo identification or if their gender, or age, appear to differ from what's indicated in their personal identification.
The notice says a corporation that breaks this order could face fines of up to $25,000 and an individual contravening it could incur penalties of up to $5,000.
In August the Liberal Vice Chair Mark Holland used the airport security breach to allege the government were attacking Muslims. He also refused to accept his paid duty as Vice-Chair to ensure the coalition would have the votes to shut down the Commons Review committee.
This is a shameless attempt to play religion-baiting with what should be a non-partisan security issue. Even Muslim leaders have said that passengers wearing the niqab should allow confirmation of facial identity — a fact that the Ignatieff Liberals ignore in their shameless attempt to play politics with this issue.
Michael Ignatieff must drop his so-called “public safety critic” and replace him with someone who won’t play politics with such an important issue.”