Canada's border controls are set to be tightened by a new
law to be introduced by the Liberal government.
Under the legislation, a log will be created of every traveller
who leaves the country with the information shared between agencies
both in Canada and the USA.
The border exit control system will give the government a clear
picture of everyone leaving the country. It is intended to close a
security gap that has previously been exposed when Canadian
citizens have joined terrorist groups abroad without being
Privacy groups have voiced concerns yet many other western
countries including the US, UK, Australia and New Zealand already
keep a record of who leaves. Canada has an intelligence sharing
agreement with these four nations.
Although the new legislation is unlikely to be made law until
the fall at the earliest, privacy experts want to see careful
controls over what information and how it will be shared between
the border authorities.
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