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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/04/2015

Not so hip

TERRACE, B.C. — A B.C. man on his way to a family wedding in Ontario was met with considerable resistance recently when his artificial hip set off a metal detector at Northwest Regional Airport, according to Metro. The female screening officer told Robert Hart he would have to book another flight because no male staff from the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) were available to pat him down. While Hart was OK being searched by a female officer or an Air Canada agent or RCMP officer, the woman would not budge. “At that point they lost my sympathy. Your job is to ensure my safety, not to impede my journey,” said Hart, who took a red-eye flight six hours later when a male screener was on duty. Exceptions are allowed, said CATSA spokesperson Mathieu Larocque: “We made a mistake... The screening officers were under the impression that same-sex screening was to be applied no matter what the circumstances.”