Canada, U.S. no-fly redress group takes flight, but few details available

The federal public safety minister says Canada and the U.S. have set up a working group to help sort out errors of identity on no-fly lists.

OTTAWA — The federal public safety minister says Canada and the U.S. have set up a working group to help sort out errors of identity on no-fly lists.

Ralph Goodale says the bilateral Redress Working Group provides a means for government officials to communicate and will help ensure availability of the most accurate information.

He adds it will protect the shared transportation and national security interests of both countries, while minimizing headaches for the travelling public — but no new details were immediately available.

During Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s visit to Washington in March, Canada and the U.S. agreed to set up the body within 60 days.

In addition, they announced plans to routinely share their respective no-fly rosters as part of a joint effort to identify threats.

The moves follow reports of dozens of Canadian youngsters enduring airport delays because their names matched others on a security list.

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