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Canadian Airlines Balk at New US Department of Homeland Security Requirements

Canadian airlines are balking at a Department of Homeland Security plan that would require them to turn over information about passengers flying over the United States to reach another country. The proposal, which appears at odds with Canada�s privacy laws, would mostly involve Canadians who join the annual winter exodus to Mexico, Cuba and the Caribbean. It is also viewed by the Canadian airline industry as a rejection of several costly measures already taken to assuage American concerns.

U.S. Plan for Airline Security Meets Resistance in Canada, New York Times, October 13, 2007.