globeandmail.com: Operation tarmac: Politicians go undercover to expose security flaws at Pearson
Liberal Senator Colin Kenny and Conservative Transport Minister John Baird walked onto the tarmac of Pearson airport in disguise but unchallenged. The spent half an hour chatting up refuelers and baggage handlers and were only once asked by a pilot to stop taking photos of his plane. The pair had been issued passes by the GTAA and were followed by plainclothes RCMP officers, but they were never once asked to produce documentation showing that they belonged there. The GTAA responded by revoking the escort privileges of the RCMP officers involved. Transport Canada is investigating whether this constitutes a security breach, although the GTAA concedes that aird has a legal right to inspect airports.