Source (my bold). And they let her on the flight after that? If you or I had tried to force a locked security door at an airport, I doubt the outcome would have been the same.
According to the account, Guergis and aide Emily Goucher arrived a few minutes before the scheduled takeoff of an Air Canada flight from Charlottetown to Montreal.
In the pre-boarding area, Guergis refused to remove her boots despite being informed that they might set off the security alarm in the metal detector, according to the letter received by Easter. When the alarm sounded, she was asked to sit down and remove her footwear.
Guergis "slammed her boots into the bin" provided by security personnel and then, according to the account, said to one of the airport staff: "Happy f---ing birthday to me. I guess I'm stuck on this hellhole."
Guergis, the MP for Simcoe-Grey, turned 41 on Feb. 19.
After her boots cleared the X-ray conveyor, Guergis, according to the account, yelled at Goucher: "Get those for me. I'm not walking around here in sock feet."
Guergis then allegedly tried to force open the locked door that separates the pre-board screening room from the area where the aircraft was waiting.
When a few moments later the minister was reminded that most passengers are asked to arrive at the airport two hours before boarding time, Guergis shouted back, according to the account: "I don't need to be lectured about flight time by you. I've been down here working my ass off for you people."
Guergis and her aide were ultimately allowed to board the flight.
Friday, February 26, 2010
Only little people have to go through security
Well, not true, actually, but Helena Guergis seems not to have realized this: