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New Carry-On Rules Now In Effect

New carry-on regulations allowing airline passengers to carry small knives on flights are now in effect.

Transport Canada will prohibit certain powders and granular material with a volume of 350 ml (the size of a soda can) or more in all carry-on baggage in Canada. These items will still be allowed in checked baggage. Prohibited material includes items such as bath salts, sea salt, baby powder, foot powder, cooking powder and sand. Items such as baby formula, protein powder, tea and coffee will still be permitted in any quantity. Small knife blades of up to 6 cm are permitted, with the exception of flights to the US. Razor blades and box cutters of any size are still banned.

Transport Minister Marc Garneau says the new security measures will bring Canada in line with international standards and partner countries.

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