For those needing closure, the Veterans Affairs Minister issues the following statement.
On February 23 I was at the Ottawa airport and a bottle of alcohol was confiscated from me because it exceeded the 100 ml limit.
Since I had to leave the bottle behind, I asked that it be destroyed.
At no point did I request preferential treatment; it’s not in my nature.
Granted, I was definitely upset at what happened, and I apologize to those I could have offended.
That being said, the rule is clear.
The officers applied the rule.
And I complied unequivocally.