Can I wear my kirpan while riding public transportation?


After consultation with the WSO, Transport Canada guidelines were modified in the 1990’s to accommodate the kirpan. However, following 9-11, most airlines operating out of Canada restrict passengers wearing a kirpan. While kirpans have been allowed on trains and buses, following 9-11, there have been isolated cases across Canada of train conductors and bus driver’s preventing passengers from boarding with a kirpan. WSO has taken these issues on a case by case basis, with success, and may be able to help you if you or someone you know.

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