Harper Tories' cuts to border services threatens security: NDP
The NDP says the Harper government's cuts to border services are threatening security.
Some New Democrat MPs held a news conference this morning in Stanstead.
Jean Rousseau, the MP for Compton-Stanstead, says the border crossing in Stanstead is short-staffed, and that's making it attractive for people who want to come into the country illegally.
He points out that in the past eight months, some 300 people have done just that.
"We're worried the number will increase if minister Toews keeps on with his cuts of more than $143 million doe the Canadian Border Services Agency," Rousseau says.
He says on top of that, the cuts will result in the loss of hundreds of jobs.
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