The RCMP intercepted 1,634 people along the Canada-U.S. border in the month of July, a rise from June but far below predictions for this summer.
Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction Minister Bill Blair, pictured at the House Immigration Committee meeting on July 24. He was recently tapped to manage the contentious file. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
More than 1,600 people crossed into country at irregular points of entry along the Canada-U.S. border in July, a rise from June, but a figure far below what had been predicted for this summer.
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A former CSIS analyst says the RCMP had a ‘strong case’ against journalist Ben Makuch, but the vice-president of the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression says the ruling will ‘hurt the institution of journalism.'
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