Office of the Honourable Minister Blackburn

March 19, 2010 11:59 ET

Minister Blackburn’s Statement

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 19, 2010) - On February 23 I was at the Ottawa airport and a bottle of alcohol was confiscated from me because it exceeded the 100 ml limit.

Since I had to leave the bottle behind, I asked that it be destroyed.

At no point did I request preferential treatment; it's not in my nature.

Granted, I was definitely upset at what happened, and I apologize to those I could have offended.

That being said, the rule is clear.

The officers applied the rule.

And I complied unequivocally.

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