A full version of a previously heavily redacted CBSA audit on government protocols used during Operation Syrian Refugee was leaked to the mainstream media late last year.
The media devoted a few one page stories to it but here at the Rebel, we decided that the damning audit findings merited a closer look.
I've shown you the number of times that the government failed to screen refugees, and today I'm going to show you some of the results of those screening failures.
I found two instances of refugees who should have been denied entry to Canada after admitting an affiliation with armed protesters or rebel groups.
I found another refugee who left his pregnant wife and five children behind to go to Jordan because he experienced “inconvenience” in his career due to the civil war.
Incredibly, the documents also reveal that a Lebanese citizen living in Lebanon who claimed asylum was approved to come to Canada as a Syrian refugee!
I was able to see exactly why a Lebanese citizen could fake his way into Canada as a Syrian refugee:
Canada was receiving UNHCR-approved refugees, through Lebanon, who were being screened by the Danish Refugee Council.
A Canadian government audit of the Danish Refugee Council's work in Lebanon showed that only 59 per cent of the cases approved by the council were meeting the Canadian government criteria to be considered a Syrian refugee.
Tomorrow, through these same Access to Information documents, I'll show you the response of government bureaucrats to these shortcomings in their own work.