Yet, baby powder will be banned. What is the government thinking?
A new change to airline security rules by the Trudeau government is raising serious concerns about safety and the total lack of government logic.
Transport Canada is announcing new regulations that will let people carry knife blades up to six centimeters long on domestic flights as well as many international flights.
At the same time, the Canadian Press notes that “Another change will prohibit certain powders and granular material with a volume of 350 millilitres — the size of a soda can — or more.”
Included in the list of banned items is baby powder.
So, the government is making it easier to carry a small knife onto a flight, but draws the line at baby powder.
In a statement, Transport Minister Marc Garneau said, “These changes to screening procedures will bring Canada in line with international standards and our partner countries, while continuing to keep passengers safe.”
However, Garneau failed to point out that the U.S. has a ban on knife blades of any length, as do other countries.
These policies are absurd, and represent another example of the Trudeau government changing something for the sake of changing it, and making things even worse.
In a dangerous world, the last thing we should be doing is making it easier for people to bring potential weapons onto an airplane.