Middle East, Africa, Caribbean air travellers may face additional inspection. People travelling from Africa and the Caribbean make an appearance in Canada were last year identified for secondary inspection for customs cause nearly four times as often as citizens of European Union countries.
However, CBSA rebuffs that it carries out racial profiling when it determines to redirect a passenger for secondary inspection. CBSA spokesman Jayden Robertson said that all individuals comprising Canadian citizens, wanting to enter Canada are privy to same rules and regulations irrespective of nationality, race and/or gender.
Secondary inspections are a part of usual cross border travel process. But Airport passenger arrival records indicate that the CBSA does not carry out additional screening on passengers from countries where mostly there are white people.
Travellers from Nordic countries were privy to some most depressed rates of screening with only 1.4 per cent of travellers from Iceland and 1.9 per cent from Denmark apprehended for luggage searches or additional customs review. As per the Access to Information Act, a database pursuing more than 34 million passenger advent in Canada for 2017 was acquired.
The records do not demonstrate the race or ethnicity of passengers but they do trace citizenship and if the travellers were subject to further probe for customs, immigration, and carrying a lot of cash. The data also portrayed that Canadians arriving home get greater probe from customs agents than US citizens flying to Canada.
Simon Morgan was born and raised in Ottawa. Simon has worked as a freelance journalist for nearly a decade and written for The Ottawa Sun, the Vancouver Sun and the Star. As a journalist for Island Daily Tribune, Simon mostly covers community events and human interest stories.