Petition to the Government of Canada
Existing legislation does not require minors to provide any form of identification when travelling domestically by air within Canada;
In 2019, there were 40,425 accounts of missing children in Canada and 22 confirmed cases of missing children linked to child trafficking;
The International Labor Organization estimates that up to 1.2 million children are trafficked each year;
No country is immune to child trafficking; and
The lack of identification requirements for minors on domestic flights poses a security risk and does not adequately protect minors from the threat of human trafficking in Canada.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to amend section 3(1) of the Secure Air Travel Act to provide that an air carrier must, at the boarding gate for a domestic flight, verify the identity of each passenger regardless of age, not just those who appear to be 18 years of age or older.