Specified Persons Advisory Group

The Specified Persons Advisory Group identifies individuals who may pose a threat to aviation security and, where appropriate, recommends to the Minister of Public Safety, or his/her delegate, that they be specified. Similarly, the Advisory Group can also recommend whether an individual should no longer be specified.

The Advisory Group is chaired by Public Safety Canada and comprised of federal departments and agencies including Transport Canada, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Canada Border Services Agency and Justice Canada.

The Minister of Public Safety, or his/her delegate, determines whether individuals should be specified under the Passenger Protect Program at least every 30 days, when there are reasonable grounds to suspect that they pose a threat to aviation security.

This information is provided to Transport Canada.



Counter-terrorism News Releases

  • Government of Canada Announces Initiatives to Address Violent Extremist and Terrorist Content Online
    June 26, 2019
  • Statement from Minister Goodale on the Public Report on the Terrorist Threat in Canada
    April 7, 2019
  • Statement from Minister Goodale following the G7 Interior Ministers Meeting
    April 5, 2019
  • More Counter-terrorism News Releases

    Counter-terrorism - Publications and Reports

  • 2018 Public Report on the Terrorism Threat to Canada
  • National Strategy on Countering Radicalization to Violence
  • Strengthening Canada’s Counter-Proliferation Framework
  • Federal terrorism response plan: Domestic concept of operations
  • 2017 Public Report on the Terrorist Threat to Canada
  • More Counter-terrorism Publications and Reports

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