Dates and Locations


The Air Carrier Security Measures (ACSMs) and the Security Measures Respecting Air Cargo (SMRAC) 1 both require air carriers and freight forwarders to screen and secure air cargo. The deadline for 100 per cent screening of air cargo is January 1, 2014.

Who will this affect?

  • Businesses who ship their goods by air
  • Businesses who handle or want to handle secure air cargo (i.e. trucking companies, warehouse operators, logistic companies)

Transport Canada will conduct both online and face-to-face consultations from September through October 2012, to discuss a proposed regulatory framework that includes regulations and standards.

This comprehensive regulatory framework will:

  • Allow shippers to screen and secure air cargo; and
  • Give cargo operators such as warehouse operators and trucking companies the opportunity to be part of Canada’s secure supply chain. 

The following table shows the dates and locations of the upcoming consultation meetings.

Public Meeting Schedule

Location Date Venue Time
Ottawa Sept 6, 2012 Hilton Garden Inn Ottawa Airport
2400 Alert Road
Ottawa, Ontario
K1V 1S1
Vancouver Sept 11, 2012 Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel
3111 Grant McConachie Way
Richmond, BC
V7B 0A6
Room:  Finch Salon
Edmonton Sept 13, 2012 Executive Royal Inn
8450 Sparrow Drive
Leduc, AB
T9E 7G4
Room: Lancaster A
Winnipeg Sept 19, 2012 Four Points by Sheraton
1999 Wellington Avenue
Winnipeg, MB
R3H 1H5
Room: Stevenson
Yellowknife Sept 21, 2012 Yellowknife Inn
5010 49th Street
Yellowknife, NT
X1A 2N4
Room: Silver
St. John’s Sept 26, 2012 Comfort Inn Airport
106 Airport Road
St. John’s, NL
A1A 4Y3
9:30 – 11:30
Halifax Sept 27, 2012 Hilton Garden Inn,
200 Pratt & Whitney Drive
Enfield, NS
Room: Colchester Pictou
Toronto Oct 2, 2012 Days Hotel and Conference Centre Toronto Airport
240 Belfield Road
Toronto, ON
M9W 1H3
Room: Ball Room
Montreal Oct 4, 2012 Days Inn & Conference Centre Montreal Airport
4545, boul de la Côte-Vertu
Saint-Laurent, QC
H4S 1C8
Room: Ballroom A

If you are not able to attend one of the meetings, but want to contribute to the discussion, please send your comments to

Footnote 1 These security measures are security-sensitive under the Aeronautics Act, which means that the actual measures are not public documents and are given, on a need-to-know basis, to stakeholders responsible for using them. (Return to footnote 1 source paragraph)