CBSA Dziekanski Report: Jolicoeur “very, very sorry.”

by matttbastard

The CBSA report on the death of Robert Dziekanski is out, and–surprise surprise–the border service agency ain’t admittin’ nuthin’:

Alain Jolicoeur, the agency’s president, said on Monday that “we do not have all the answers” as to how Dziekanski could spend at least six hours loitering in the baggage area of the international arrivals terminal, waiting for his mother while she tried to get information about him from the public area of the airport.

But Jolicoeur said he will try to fix what went wrong.

“I’m very, very sorry and I really wish that we had found out about Mr. Dziekanski before.”

Yet Jolicoeur said in an area the size of two football fields, with upwards of 4,000 passengers circulating the night Dziekanski died, the officers on duty did what they were supposed to do.

“There is no action that in my view requires discipline,” he said.

Two adverbs! I’m sure that’s comforting to Mr Dziekanski’s family. Very, very cold comfort. JJ is dead on goddamn right in her bitter summation of this inaugural white wash: “The CBSA’s condolences: “We’re sorry, but we ain’t that sorry.””

Expect more of the same as the results from still-ongoing (internal) investigations continue to come in: hollow (non)apologies compounded by an all-too-apparent lack of accountability. “Responsibility” is apparently an alien concept to those who would (boldly erroneously) claim to represent our best interests. Therefore, we must continue to demand answers and accept nothing less than justice.

For Robert.

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5 thoughts on “CBSA Dziekanski Report: Jolicoeur “very, very sorry.”

  1. Indeed. The report was beyond being a disappointment, it was a travesty.

    The fact that nobody is being disciplined for this tragic fuckup is not only an insult to RD’s family, but raises questions about the level of competence acceptable to those running airport security. If the people they’re hiring can’t oversee a big crowded area, why are they being hired? Since an airport is almost by definition a “big crowded area”.

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  2. The entire report reeked of whitewash. These internal investigations aren’t worth the taxpayer dollars being wasted. There’s no impetus for accountability, merely maintaining the appearance of ‘doing something’ in order to stave off public outcry.

    Pure PR politics at its most loathsome.

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