Retired B.C. woman surprised to find herself on international no-fly list
- November 24, 2008 1:17 PM
- By Enza Uda
66-year-old Courtenay resident with no criminal history wants Ottawa to clear her name
A 66-year-old former school secretary from Vancouver Island says she has had to shelve her retirement dream of travelling the world because her name has appeared on an international security watch list.
"I am a Canadian citizen," said Glenda Hutton of Courtenay, B.C. "I was born and raised here. My parents were born and raised here. I have no political affiliations. I am not a criminal. Why would my name be on a list? It just doesn't make any sense."
Hutton said she first learned she was on the list in October 2007, when she tried to check in at the Comox airport for an Air Canada flight to Calgary. The check-in agent cross-referenced her passport with the airline's computer records, then told her to stand aside, Hutton said.