The Charter of Rights & Freedoms protects us from unreasonable search.
Yet CATSA is searching Canadians on wholesale basis and since virtually all travellers are innocent, these searches are unreasonable as they lack probable cause.
The Charter provides that the rights of the minority may be compromised to protect the majority, but in this case the rights of both the minority and the majority are being violated.
Offering travellers a choice between two types of illegal search is no choice at all.
You can email the Transport Minister: John Baird
You can email the Justice Minister & Attorney General of Canada: Rob Nicholson
You can write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper.
You can post to blog sites. Blog postings are generally searchable so they will turn up in Google searches. Most newspapers have blog sites.
You can join a Facebook group such as “Stop TSA Full Body Scans” at
You can complain to the Canadian Civil Liberties Association by calling Graeme Norton, Director, Public Safety Project, 416-363-0321, x. 223. The CCLA has a rather weak policy position currently on this and could use some more backbone.