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‘This is about people’s lives’: union president urges feds to fix security gaps AG found at embassies abroad

By Emily Haws      

Security lapses make embassy staff abroad vulnerable, says the office of auditor general Michael Ferguson. Union president Pamela Isfeld says she's not surprised with the findings.

Auditor general Michael Ferguson, who is pictured here on May 29, said in his most recent report that Global Affairs Canada had not taken all measures needed to keep pace with evolving security threats at its missions abroad. Mr. Ferguson wasn't present at the Nov. 20 report release due to health reasons. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

The president of the union representing diplomats is urging the federal government to act quickly on fixing security problems at Canadian embassies abroad identified in an auditor general’s report released Nov. 20, arguing that delays leave embassy staff vulnerable and “this is about people’s lives.”

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