In 2013, CBSA installed Automated Border Clearance (ABC) kiosks at three airports: Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. These kiosks are having a detrimental effect on the security of Canadians. You can’t replace people with machines. Since the introduction of this technology, seizures have dropped by 25%. On October 8, more than 100 CIU members demonstrated at the Pearson Airport to demand greater border security in Canada.
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Press Release – Arming of CBSA officers at airports in Canada: New federal policy is troubling, says Customs and Immigration Union
May 6, 2019
OTTAWA, May 5, 2019 – The National President of the Customs and Immigration Union (CIU) has denounced as “troubling” the recent announcement by the federal government that CBSA Border Services Officers (BSO) will still not be authorized to carry their sidearm at all times while performing their duties at airports in Canada. For years, CIU, […]