Transport Canada, predictably, were damn all use:
Allan Kagedan (...) advised the Butt families to appeal to the organizations operating all three lists.I suppose the first place to start would be to try WestJet - that would eliminate one.
"You can approach all three, I suppose, and they can guide you in terms of doing what's needed to try to avoid problems in the future," he said.
He would not confirm which list contains the Alistair Butt name.
The Saskatoon Star-Phoenix (hat tip Creekside via the CBC blog list) hears from another TC flack:
Julia Ukrintz would not comment on the case, but she reiterated the point that Canada's "no-fly" list was not in effect until after the family travelled. And she said a traveler is flagged only when the name, birthdate and gender are identical to those on the Canadian list.That seems to indicate that it may in fact have been the American list or the AC list if we are to assume that the Canadian government doesn't screw up...
No-fly lists should be limited to persons convicted or wanted for crimes such that a person would not be refused flight so much as arrested and charged. The lists should able to be queried by members of the public through their local police to check they aren't on it and there should be an expeditious way to contest the listing.