AP video, Feb 15, 2011:
A recent [US] government report states the terrorist threat from Canada is greater than from Mexico, and that only 50 kilometres of the border is adequately patrolled.
CBC News, today:
Major job cuts at the Canada Border Services Agency could undermine national security and public safety, according to a security expert and public-sector union officials.
First food safety, now border security? The wanton Harpercon Budget 2012 slash ‘n’ burn austerity spree has so far made Canada a little TOO open for business. And it’s only just begun.
NDP Agriculture critic Malcolm Allen, commenting on cuts to CFIA, sums up what is shaping up to be the primary takeaway from the aftermath (thus far):
“These cuts put Canadians’ lives at risk.”
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