Baby powder banned but small knives allowed by Transport Canada.

Transport Canada, under new regulation changes that are effective Nov.27  has allowed  small knives on most flights, but banned baby powder.

Knife blades up to 6 centimetres about the size of a large paper clip will be allowed on domestic and most international flights.Blades of any length will continue to be banned on U.S. flights while razor blades and box cutters of any size will remain prohibited on all flights.

Prohibited materials include items such as bath salts, sea salt, baby powder, foot powder, cooking powder and sand. Baby formula, protein powder, tea and coffee will still be permitted in any quantity.

Transport Minister Marc Garneau said in a release, “These changes to screening procedures will bring Canada in line with international standards and our partner countries, while continuing to keep passengers safe.”