January 27, 2014
Canada’s border agency is eyeing a new information-sharing program with the Americans to help catch Employment Insurance cheats.
A border agency briefing note, obtained under the Access to Information Act, says the entry-exit tracking program could be used to police various benefit programs as well as identify people travelling abroad to engage in terrorism.
The entry-exit system, to be fully in place by June 30, is a crucial feature of the vaunted Beyond the Border perimeter security pact with the United States. The tracking system involves exchanging entry information collected from people at the land border — so that data on entry to one country would serve as a record of exit from the other.