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Enforcement Organizations: Safety Canada and Information Act

enforcement organizations: The new watchdog, the Canada Law Enforcement Review Commission, would scrutinize both the border agency and the RCMP, given the frequent overlap between the two enforcement organizations, according to Metro News. The June 2017 report by former Privy Council Office chief Mel Cappe, now a professor at the University of Toronto, was obtained by The Canadian Press through the Access to Information Act. The report, prepared for Public Safety Canada, also recommends the proposed body be able to look into trends and any systemic problems at the border services agency. Scott Bardsley, a spokesman for Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, would not comment directly on Cappe's recommendations, but said the government is working on legislation to create an appropriate mechanism to review CBSA officer conduct and handle complaints. The border agency's thousands of employees manage the flow of about 100 million travellers as well as some 16 million commercial shipments entering Canada annually. The government is committed to ensuring that our border services are world class and worthy of the trust of Canadians. ( As reported in the news.