Auditor General Michael Ferguson revealed his 2017 report in Ottawa.
The report got little or no coverage by the ultra-Liberal friendly media but reveals an overall pattern of neglect, abuse and mismanagement. Among Ferguson’s findings, critical faults in a number areas ought to be sending signals to all Canadians that the present government is doing a very bad job in areas that effect public health and safety.
Ferguson cited the Canadian Border Security Agency (CBSA) a number of times for failing to pay attention to over 9,000 reports of “potential threats entering Canada “including several by organized crime elements and illegal drugs entering Canada. Ferguson raised the subject of CBSA’s failure to “police” itself and prevent internal corruption among its staff.
Ferguson further pointed out that CBSA and Immigration Canada had wide spread failures wherein they neglected to screen individuals entering Canada and applying for Permanent Resident Status. Glaring omissions revealed that some of the immigrants had simply leaked through the system without meetings of investigation. In a number of those cases, Ferguson pointed out that his audit revealed “Some of them “involved organized crime and contraband drugs.” Ferguson added that a large number of foreign workers entered Canada, “without appropriate justification,” including in” some cases to people with criminal convictions”.
In a number of documented cases, Ferguson pointed out that low cost foreign labor had been imported by “some employers” without due diligence by Immigration Canada requiring that the potential employer proved attempts to find Canadians willing and able to perform the same work.
It is paradoxical that the Trudeau regime that preaches its desire to help people “join the middle class” is helping that goal by permitting workers under the Foreign Workers Program to enter Canada at lower pay rates thus eroding Canadian pay structures.
Ferguson pointed out that sloppy day-to-day practice by CBSA had led to failure to collect over $168,000,000 in Canada Customs Duty thus harming Canada’s dairy, chicken, turkey, beef and egg production.
Trudeau’s “sunny ways” and “open door policies” may be at the heart of the indifference exhibited by the Federal Agencies and Departments cited by Ferguson who (on several occasions) mentions that possibility of departmental corruption going unattended.
Too many uninformed Canadians simply fail to comprehend wide open doors may well have unintended consequences on public safety and well-being of Canadians.
(This information was obtained from a “Canadian Press” report published May 16, 2017).
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