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Flight Risk: Monitoring Devices and Favours Incarceration

flight risk: To some extent his edict was effective, according to Toronto Star. The number of individuals held in detention in Canada while awaiting hearings or deportation dropped to 3,557 last year, down from 10,088 five years ago under the Harper government. He even set aside 5 million to spend on alternatives, such as electronic monitoring devices, for those considered a flight risk. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale must act swiftly on an audit of Canada's immigration detention system that found a culture that favours incarceration for migrants. This should be a wake-up call for Goodale. Justin Tang / THE CANADIAN PRESS Still, a first-ever audit into the way the Immigration and Refugee Board conducts hearings reveals ongoing problems and a culture that continues to favour incarceration over the alternatives. ( As reported in the news.