The original CBSA audit of Operation Syrian Refugee, was heavily redacted. After a full un-redacted copy was leaked to the mainstream media, we wanted to know more.
Why redact it in the first place?
We learned the answer to that in our own ATIP documents as serious and dangerous failures in the screening process of Syrian migrants were revealed.
After all, those gaps might make Justin Trudeau and Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada look bad when they wanted Operation Syrian Refugee to be something they could brag about.
Well, bureaucrats got busy redacting documents. In several email chains, IRCC officials were trying to make their own internal audit match the CBSA’s audit. They suggested the redaction of complete paragraphs and wanted the entire “tone” of sentences changed to suit their narrative.
In another document, we learned that the IRCC officials had been applying the definition of family “flexibly.”. Understandably, families are given priority, so the government changed the definition of family to include adult siblings travelling with no parents.
When discussing the success of their redactions amongst themselves, bureaucrats were eager to brag, saying that they were getting “cocky” when they were making Orwellian tone adjustments to their findings.
The audit found 150 Syrian refugee files had failed to receive proper security screenings and 39 refugee cases were completely unscreened before they landed on Canadian soil.
That’s not much for these bureaucrats to be cocky about when it’s your safety at stake.