Enhancing the Passenger Protect Program

Description of the objective

The Secure Air Travel Act (SATA) list identifies individuals who are suspected of posing a threat to transportation security and/or who are attempting to travel by air to commit certain terrorism offences.

As committed to in June 2016 by the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Public Safety Canada plans to introduce a domestic redress system to better deal with false name matches against Canada's Secure Air Travel Act (SATA) list under the Passenger Protect Program (PPP). Public Safety is also proposing to implement centralized screening to enhance the security and integrity of the PPP.

Bill C-59 will provide the legislative authority for these program enhancements. Related regulatory amendments will enable Public Safety to bring vetting and screening of passenger manifests against the SATA list under government control and allow for the creation of a redress system and the collection of redress numbers.

Indication of business impacts

There may be business impacts. The “One-for-One” Rule and/or the small business lens may apply.

Public consultation opportunities

Public consultation is expected in the context of pre-publication in the Canada Gazette which could take place as early as summer 2018.

Departmental contact

John Davies
Director General

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