QUEBEC — Starting in December, some passengers on Canadian airlines flying to, from or even over the United States without ever landing there, will only be allowed to board the aircraft once the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has determined they are not terrorists.So it is right. Our neighbours to the south will be controlling which Canadians go on flights. But, when did we Canadians agree to this massive takeover?
Parliament never adopted or even discussed the Secure Flight program — even though Secure Flight transfers the authority of screening passengers, and their personal information, from domestic airlines to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.So, none of our representatives in Parliament got to vote on this crazy idea. We are our own country. We can police ourselves and decide what should be our security. Well, we should be able to decide. This “Secure Flight” plan should be purged from Canada, and then the world. The US cannot go around butting in other countries’ affairs. They are not entitled to mess around in other countries. This is a great time to see whether Stephen Harper will defend our national sovereignty or not. If he lets this continue, we will be on track to become the 51st state.