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Three weeks after Fasten Your Seatbelts was broadcast on the fifth estate, Ottawa airport screener, Bill Butler, was informed that his employer, the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA), was decertifying him for calling the screening process "a joke" and security an illusion on national television.
To be recertified, CATSA told him he would have to undergo retraining and take a test. He failed the test when, during a passenger search, he missed a penknife that was hidden in a shoe. Since then, Butler has been trying to find steady employment. He says he has no regrets about blowing the whistle on what he believes are serious problems with airport security.
Also, after Fasten Your Seatbelts was broadcast, the Minister of Transport announced that a mandatory five-year review of CATSA, would be taking place. Professor Reg Whitaker, the chair of the panel, said the issues raised in the fifth estate’s program were, broadly speaking, the focus of the inquiry. The recommendations of the panel should be presented before Parliament in the next few weeks.
Visit the CATSA Advisory Panel website.