Sigh…so it appears that the current federal budget has money earmarked for “making improvements to air travel”. They have $1.8 billion dollars devoted to this nebulous “improvement” campaign, specifically to improve security screening.

Most of us know that the pain we go through at airport security is useless. It does almost nothing to keep flying safe, and just wastes our time and tax dollars. Why should we make flying easier anyway? The carbon footprint of flying for anything domestic is higher than car travel.

Ultimately the government saw that we had a terrible travel time around Christmas and people are annoyed. This gesture is going to spend a bunch of money and provide little relief for anyone flying.

Why wouldn’t we put this money into improving our inter-provincial rail system so that taking a train was better?

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