|By Marketwired .||
|November 22, 2012 10:42 PM EST||
OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 11/23/12 -- On November 22, the Public Service Alliance of Canada (Ontario) issued a news release under the title "Border Officers Use Black Friday to Highlight Government Cuts" with comments from Jason McMichael, the First Vice President of the Customs and Immigration Union making claims linking increased wait-times at the border to reductions in CBSA capacity. These claims are completely unfounded. There have been no reductions of front-line staff in the inspection lanes at our ports of entry. Any union action that undermines the Agency's efforts to process people and goods would be regrettable.
The CBSA has planned for the anticipated heavy traffic volumes this Black Friday weekend, and we are well aware of the potential impact of a strong Canadian dollar and the new exemption limits. While we have more inspection lanes than this time last year, we continue to monitor our operations and we are well positioned to address any increases in traffic volumes. All lanes will be open at peak times, and travellers can expect professional, efficient and courteous service from our officers.
The CBSA and its officers remain unwavering in their commitment to deliver its mandate of protecting Canadians and facilitating travel and trade. We continue to be committed to helping ensure the health and safety of Canadians.
Canada Border Services Agency
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