Yes, these Canadians have been watching the no fly charade south of their border -- they know the pitfalls. But they haven't been able to resist pressure to ape the security theater we're unhappily accustomed to in the States.
They have created a Kafkaesque procedure should persons wish to try to get their name removed.
And get this --
So Canada is not so much initiating a new program as engaging in independence-of-Washington theater coupled with security theater.
Photo of Itrath Syed from The Straight. Al Yassini from CTV News.