Ottawa to look into veiled passengers allegations

The Canadian government has issued a statement over a 45-second YouTube video showing two women wearing the niqab and boarding an Air Canada flight at Montreal's Trudeau airport without showing their faces, Postmedia News reports. Transport Minister John Baird said last Sunday that the situation was deeply disturbing and poses a serious threat to the security of the public traveling by air. Mr. Baird said he will insure the government will take steps to protect the safety and security of the public. According to Postmedia News, Air Canada would not confirm whether the women in question were not asked to remove the head garment to be visually matched to their passports before boarding the plane.

Published: Wednesday, 08/04/2010 12:00 am EDT

The Canadian government has issued a statement over a 45-second YouTube video showing two women wearing the niqab and boarding an Air Canada flight at Montreal's Trudeau airport without showing their faces, Postmedia News reports. Transport Minister John Baird said last Sunday that the situation was deeply disturbing and poses a serious threat to the security of the public traveling by air. Mr. Baird said he will insure the government will take steps to protect the safety and security of the public. According to Postmedia News, Air Canada would not confirm whether the women in question were not asked to remove the head garment to be visually matched to their passports before boarding the plane.

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