Via Rail considers new security checks in response to terror plot

Posted on August 7, 2013

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OTTAWA — Via Rail, Canada's national passenger rail service, is considering greater scrutiny of checked baggage, more inspections by bomb-sniffing dogs and security checks on passengers, according to the Toronto Star.

The measures are being considered in direct response to the alleged terrorist plot to derail a train that led to arrests in April, said Jacques Gagnon, a Via Rail spokesman. For the full story, click here.

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