While small knives are now allowed, baby powder is banned.
In a decision that defies all common sense, Transport Canada changed Canada’s airline safety regulations to allow knives with blades up to 6 cm long to be brought onto airplanes.
Meanwhile, baby powder remains one of the banned items.
It’s a change nobody was asking for, but it took effect today. (November 27, 2017)
The knives will remain banned on flights to the United States, since the U.S. doesn’t allow knives of any kind to be brought onto airplanes.
Many are concerned by the policy change, especially in the era of terrorism in which we now live.
Of note, the knives are allowed as part of carry on luggage, so rather than simply being a matter of letting people put the knives on the plane, they will have potential access to them.
There’s no logical justification for the move, and all it does is make the skies potentially more dangerous, the last thing the government should want.