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Staff Shortages: Lacolle Quebec and Land Ports

staff shortages: The measure could mean staff shortages causing delays at major airports like Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver, as well as land ports like Windsor and Niagara Falls, said Jean-Pierre Fortin, national president of the Customs and Immigration Union, according to CTV. Security issues could also be an issue, Fortin warned. The Canada Border Services Agency has sent memos across the country advising that agents from other regions will be in Quebec May 28-Sept. 16 to help deal with the influx of refugee claimants crossing the Canada-U.S. border at unofficial entry points. The impact will be that there may be enough resources at Lacolle Quebec but they will create other points of pressure across Canada, he said. The influx of refugee claimants has been an ongoing pressure point in Quebec for the last few months, with more people coming across non-official entry points along the border the RCMP intercepted 7,612 refugee claimants between January and April of this year. The end result will be that wait times will increase and security will go down. ( As reported in the news.