Locked Checked Baggage

Current status: Closed
Open on June 14, 2019 and closed on June 28, 2019.

Transport Canada is proposing to have the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA), rather than airlines, cut locks and seals on checked bags it needs to open and search. We want to hear your feedback on this proposed change.

Share your ideas

Register at Let's Talk Transportation to provide your comments on discussion questions. You can also upload a document through the Submission tab on Let’s Talk Locked Checked Baggage.

Who is the focus of this consultation?

All Canadians are invited to participate in the online consultations. Those with a particular interest may include:

  • Air travel industry stakeholders

Key questions for discussion

  1. Do you agree with having CATSA, rather than airlines, open locked luggage when a search is required?
  2. How can Transport Canada make the process of opening locked luggage better for air travellers?

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