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Agency: Report and Border

agency: The report, released under the Access to Information Act, also recommends the watchdog be able to look into trends and any systemic problems at the border services agency, according to The Chronicle Herald. The power to conduct systemic reviews would be positive, said Josh Paterson, executive director of the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association, which was consulted for the report. A report produced for Public Safety Canada says the government should establish an independent body to handle public complaints about the Canada Border Services Agency. But the suggested complaint mechanism falls short in Paterson's eyes because the border agency itself would first investigate any complaint. If the federal government follows this recommendation, it would be adopting the wrong model, Paterson said Tuesday. Only if that investigation fails to resolve the issue would the watchdog look into the matter. ( As reported in the news.