Canadian border security: Most travellers aren’t fully screened

Millions of people arrive at Canadian border crossings each month, and CBC News has learned that most of them aren’t fully screened against the country’s major police database.

Most travellers are meant to be processed in under a minute by front-line border agents, who don’t have access to the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) database.

CPIC contains criminal records, outstanding arrest warrants and other security information compiled by police.

It may seem ironic, but American border agents use CPIC at the primary inspection line to help screen travellers, while visitors to Canada aren’t all screened with this Canadian tool.

h/t Linda