That was then:
Having booked and paid for a flight to Canada, thus fulfilling the conditions under which the government had promised, in writing, to issue an emergency passport, the apparently destitute [Abousfian] Abdelrazik was instead told he needed somehow to get himself removed from the United Nations’ no-fly list before the papers would be issued.
This is now:
It's important that "we make sure that we respond in ways that are intelligent, ways that effectively identify threats before they happen, as opposed to simply massive bureaucratic sets of rules," [Stephen Harper] said, likening this to the "gun registry approach."
"Putting people on a list is not the best way to identify a security threat."
Harper then went on to say something even more incoherent. That's just a guess.