Highlights / Canadian Border Services Agency

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

‘National security concern’ gets residency in bureaucratic bungle

As reports from Washington suggest that the U.S. wants to increase its focus on its northern border, officials in Ottawa are grappling with what’s being called a “completely unacceptable” mistake that allowed a person of “national security concern” to be granted »

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Fewer than 1% of asylum seekers crossing illegally into Canada have a serious criminal background, border official

There have been large pockets filled with consternation about who is getting into getting into Canada these days–certainly since last weekend’s so-called terror attack in Edmonton that saw a police officer stabbed and four pedestrians injured during a high-speed police »

Economy, International, Society

Privacy commissioner ‘very concerned’ about U.S. border searches

Once upon a time (not all that long ago), crossing the border into the United States from Canada was as about as taxing as a light breeze on a summer day. All you had to do was wave at the »

Immigration & Refugees, Politics

Canada to upgrade its immigration detention system

The federal government will invest $138 million into the country’s immigration detention system, Canada’s Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale announced today. Speaking during a visit to one of the country’s three immigration detention centres in Laval, north of Montreal, Goodale »