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Canadian Laxity



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People can criticize U.S. airport security all they like, but in Canada it’s a real joke. If someone is going to hand-inspect my luggage, I’d like them to be thorough about it — if for no other reason than to indicate that the inspection serves some purpose. No such luck. The Canadian inspectors explained that they had to search my bags because I was flying into Ronald Reagan National Airport, but they hardly inspected a thing. By comparison, TSA inspectors are models of proficiency.



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