Transport Minister Lawrence Cannon says Ottawa is in talks with Washington about a compromise to a U.S. plan to force Canadian airlines to send all passenger lists for flights that cross U.S. airspace on the way to holiday sun spots such as Mexico. Mr. Cannon said there's still time to amend the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's proposal to collect passenger manifests 72 hours in advance of trips between Canada and foreign vacation destinations. Ujjal Dosanjh, Liberal public safety critic, said the Tories are making �dismal� suggestions that will have only a modest impact on the TSA's aggressive plans. Canada should assert its sovereignty and rip up the TSA's proposal, he said.
Ottawa to �work with' U.S. on passenger lists, Globe and Mail (Canada), October 12, 2007.