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National Security Committee to Probe Border Services Activities

(CBC News)

Parliament’s national security committee is launching a review into the actions of the Canada Border Services Agency following multiple reports of flaws within the agency.

The National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians didn’t offer much explanation for the review, stating in a press release that its members “will examine the national security and intelligence activities of the CBSA.”

But the announcement comes on the heels of a recent wave of stories detailing questionable steps taken by the CBSA.

Last month, the federal government was forced to answer questions about how a person described as a “national security concern” was granted permanent residency “due to a series of failures” by the CBSA and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada in late 2017. Click here to read more.