Issue:Understaffing and border delays

Border Services in Saint John to shift to weekday, daytime only operations: “CBSA has given up” says union

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January 18, 2024

OTTAWA, January 18, 2024 — The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) recently announced that it would only staff border services operations in Saint John, NB, on weekdays during daytime hours, eliminating the long-established, regular presence of border officers in the evening, on weekends, and on holidays. This decision, which affects travellers, commercial, and marine operations, […]

Border Services: CIU National President urges federal government to address ‘severe deficit’ in personnel

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September 28, 2022

On Tuesday September 27, 2022, the National President of the Customs and Immigration Union, Mark Weber, addressed the House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade for the second time this year as part of the Committee’s study on the potential impacts of the ArriveCAN application on certain Canadian sectors. Speaking to the Committee, the CIU National President […]