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Feds look to hire border officers

posted Apr 21, 2012, 4:37 PM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Apr 21, 2012, 4:37 PM ]
By Tom Godfrey, QMI Agency
Last Updated: March 31, 2012 7:56pm London Free Press

TORONTO - More than 100 border officers who are willing to carry weapons are being hired by the federal government to go after fugitives, war criminals and immigration offenders who are hiding on city streets.

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is advertising on its website, and that of other government departments, for officers who must be crime free and pass a firearm proficiency test.

Some CBSA officers said the hundred or so officers are being hired just in time for tougher enforcement laws against failed refugees and others that take affect in June.

New detention cells and hearing rooms are also being built to hold and process those awaiting removal from Canada.

"Hiring will begin in spring," the CBSA said. "The agency is currently looking for qualified people from a variety of backgrounds to become officer trainees."

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