Hundreds of Frontline Border Officers to be Axed: Union
(Sneh Duggal — Embassy Magazine)
Cuts to the Canada Border Services Agency could impact the country’s Perimeter border plan with the United States or ruffle feathers in Washington, say union and opposition members—but the US Embassy says it has full confidence in Canada, and the Harper government denies frontline positions are being cut.
The Harper government is “negotiating with the Americans…to increase the level of security, and they are cutting these jobs. Where does it make any sense here?” said Jean-Pierre Fortin, president of the Customs and Immigration Union that represents CBSA staff.
“They’re trying to hide the fact that they are cutting the frontline officers. I think they don’t want to scare the Americans away from that reality,” Mr. Fortin said in an interview with Embassy. Read more here.
Date: April 18, 2012