Nearly two dozen children, some as young as six weeks old, have been red-flagged as airline threats by the Canadian government with little recourse to extricate themselves from a highly secretive no-fly list.
The embarrassing revelations for the government have come to light since January 1, after the father of Adam Ahmed, aged six, posted a photo of an airline computer screen showing his son listed as DHP – or « deemed high profile ».
Canada’s “no-fly list” is, by design, a tight-lipped operation—a database so top-secret that the people on it have no idea (until they try to board an airplane). The federal government won’t even reveal how many names the list contains, insisting that such basic disclosure could somehow help a terrorist plan an attack. Reported estimates range from 500 to 2,000 entries, which means someone is way off.
The National Center for Spectator Sport Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi announced in October 2014 that Yves Duguay is the first international candidate to earn the Certified Sport Security Professional (CSSP) credential. Duguay has extensive work experience as a security professional in civil aviation and public safety. More recently, he