posted on Dec, 4 2004 @ 07:22 PM
Canada’s transportation minister has ordered and investigation into missing airport uniforms. As a percaution, screeners in Canadas airports will be
double checking indentification. The chance comes on the heels of a CBC-TV report that hundreds of uniforms and badges had gone since 911.
MONTREAL (CP) - Federal Transport Minister Jean Lapierre ordered an investigation into missing airport uniforms Saturday and alerted Canada's airport
screeners to double-check identification.
"Since 1 p.m. this afternoon, at the 89 airports across the country, we're double-checking the identification cards, not only when (employees) enter
the premises, but also during the work shift," Lapierre told reporters after a meeting of the Liberal party's Quebec wing.
Lapierre's comments were in response to a report by CBC-TV's The National that hundreds of uniforms and badges worn by Canadian airport security
screeners have gone missing in the months following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks despite heightened security.
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Comming on the heels of French airport security accidentaly allowing training explosives to get on an plane, this is simply scary. Recently I had to
meet another medical transport team at a major international airport. We had an TSA escort through the terminal and the TSA automatically assumed that
I was an airport employee because I had on a flight suit and my badge. Nevermind it was my hospital ID. Not only could lighting strike twice, we seem
to be wrapping ourselves up in lighting rods.