Ottawa: The federal government is going to launch a reliable traveler program from next month at several airports across the country.

Transport Minister Omar Alghabra said the Nexus and reliable traveler program will be implemented expeditiously to end the time-consuming process on security.

The program will be implemented in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Montreal between June 7 and June 21. The announcement was made by Alghabra at Toronto Pearson International Airport.

He said that under this new program, travelers will be able to carry laptops, large electronic gadgets, besides some liquids and gels in their carry-ons.

The new Verified Traveller program will help ease congestion over time, as use of dedicated Verified Traveller lines grows. The new lines provide eligible travellers with select benefits at security screening checkpoints, such as keeping laptops, large electronics and compliant liquids and gels in their carry-on, and keeping their shoes, belt and light jacket on, the government said in a statement.

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