RCMP grounds anti-Harper flight

PSAC’s pilot says he was told banner could be construed as hate speech.

A pilot hired by the Public Service Alliance of Canada to fly over Ottawa and Gatineau with a political banner was ordered to land his plane … Gian Piero Ciambella claims he was ordered to land his Piper Supercub after being in the air for about 90 minutes because two RCMP Officers were waiting at the Ottawa-Rockcliff airport to question him.

“They flexed their muscles to bring me down,” he said from his home in Saint Hubert, Quebec. “I’m advertising a website, I have nothing against the prime minister. I’m doing my job.”

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