Highlights / guards

Health, Society

Prison guards’ union demands protection from fentanyl

On May 24, 2019, two prison guards were affected by the potent opioid fentanyl when dealing with three inmates in apparent distress at jail in the province of Ontario. The guards felt unwell and were successfully treated in hospital. The »

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Canadians growing uneasy about more power for U.S. border guards in Canada

Although not stated, the idea came from terrorist attacks in the U.S. resulting in much tighter border controls in the US. An  international agreement with the US in 2015 permitted U.S. border agents to operate on Canadian soil, in airports, »

International, Society

Border guards can ask for your passwords

The British Columbia Civil Liberties Association is warning people to think hard before deciding to take cell phones or other electronic devices across the border between Canada and the United States. Even if they have no grounds for suspicion, border »