Airport Security In Canada

The purpose of this research proposal is to provide an answer towards the question, does the current system of airport security keep people safe in Canada? The main objective for airport security in Canada is to provide public safety by maintaining and securing critical aspects of the current airport system. In researching various articles and other sources, it is hard to find an incident that has disrupted public safety through Canadian airports. What kind of system is The Government of Canada providing the citizens when travelling and ensuring safety? With over 30 million people travelling through Canadian airports, it is important to assess the safety of these people through the system developed by The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority, …show more content…
In response towards the event that occurred on September 11, 2001, CATSA was created in order to ensure consistency in the delivery of screenings across Canada (CATSA Review, 2015). In studying CATSA, the four responsibilities that are currently mandated by CATSA are Pre-Board Screening; Hold-Baggage Screening; Non-Passenger screening; and Restricted Area Identity Card. Also if there is suspicion of some sort, there are additional screenings such as a physical search of the body and carry-on bag, and also swabbing. These security measures cover both passenger and non-passenger personnel inside the airport to ensure safety. According to the official Transport Canada website, the Government of Canada has dedicated funds towards air transportation safety against terrorist attacks (CATSA Review, 2015). The Government will provide $1.5billion over five years to CATSA (CATSA Review, 2015). This will provide airports with improved x-ray technology and ct scanners, new body scanners, and explosive detection. The same source provides the improvement and increased size of screening officers in Canada. In 2003 there were only 3,300 screening officers, and in 2009 there are 6,000 screening officers. With the increase in size of the authority in Canadian airports, the amount of luggage that has been screened has also increased to ensure nothing illegal has passed …show more content…
The system is designed to ensure the safety by the Pre-Board screening; Hold-Baggage screening; Non-Passenger screening; and Restricted Area Identity Card. The Canadian Government have provided CATSA with funding’s to improve technology to decrease the risk of any illegal items. Also to increase the number of security guards to improve the number of luggage checks. Overall the research has proven that Canadian airports are in fact safe and will only improve throughout the years. CATSA has prioritized safety within the airports very well and it has shown that Canadian airports are

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