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Tools capable of extracting personal data from phones being used by 13 federal departments, documents show

Tools capable of extracting personal data from phones or computers are being used by 13 federal departments and agencies, according to contracts obtained under access to information legislation and shared with Radio-Canada. 

Canada's electronic spy agency facing a staffing crisis

The Communications Security Establishment (CSE), one of the federal agencies tasked with countering foreign interference, is experiencing a "major staffing crisis," a former CSE spy told Radio-Canada/CBC.

Nova Scotia 1st province to stop imprisoning migrants

Earlier this month, Nova Scotia became the first province to stop locking up migrants in its provincial jails who were detained for administrative reasons by the Canada Border Services Agency.

Migrants behind bars longer as feds extend immigration detention contracts

Alberta was poised to become the first Canadian province to stop incarcerating migrants detained by Ottawa for administrative reasons but instead extended its contract with the federal government three days before the previous contract was set to expire.

Letter to PM calls for immediate end to migrant incarceration

Forty-five Canadian and international groups are calling on the Canadian government to "immediately" stop imprisoning migrants for administrative reasons.

Ontario the latest province to stop imprisoning migrants

Ontario has joined seven other provinces in announcing it will no longer incarcerate migrants detained for administrative reasons in its provincial jails.

Provinces pressure federal government to improve migrant detainee system

After seven provinces cancelled contracts that saw them paid to incarcerate migrants detained under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, federal ministers acknowledge the government needs a new system.

Quebec, New Brunswick become latest provinces to stop imprisoning migrants

The governments of Quebec and New Brunswick have told the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) they will stop incarcerating migrants detained for administrative reasons, Radio-Canada/CBC has confirmed.

NDP calls for end to most immigration detention cases

The federal NDP is calling for an end to immigration detention — except for people who pose a danger to the public — after Radio-Canada/CBC reporting revealed that thousands of foreign nationals are detained each year with no release date.

Locked away: Inside Canada's arcane immigration detention system

They came here to find freedom but wound up behind barbed wire — with no release date. Now they’re speaking out about Canada’s arcane immigration detention system.