Pair put on U.S. no-fly list blames CSIS, seek $6M compensation

A former Toronto street preacher and an Edmonton bus driver want $6 million from the Canadian government for allegedly sharing information with the United States they claim landed them on a no-fly list.

Haashim Atangana Kamena and Gamal Mohamed wrote in a statement of claim they were prevented from boarding planes because they were on the U.S. no-fly list. Both blamed Canada’s intelligence service.

The incidents occurred after the Canadian Security Intelligence Service spoke to their families about them, they said. Kamena said his wife was asked whether he was involved with “Islamic jihadist groups.”