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Create New Watchdog to Review Border Agency, RCMP, Federal Report Recommends


(Canadian Press)

A federally commissioned report recommends that the Trudeau government create a new body to review the activities of the Canada Border Services Agency.

The report, prepared for Public Safety Canada, says the body would fill a gap by independently scrutinizing public complaints about border officer behaviour.

The new watchdog, the Canada Law Enforcement Review Commission, would also be able to initiate its own studies of trends and systemic problems.

The proposed body would review both the CBSA and the RCMP, replacing the existing complaints commission for the Mounties, given the frequent overlap between the two enforcement agencies. Click here to read more.