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RCMP refugee screening a $16M flop, says internal report
A $16-million RCMP project to help keep dangerous refugees out of Canada has turned out to be an expensive security flop.
An internal evaluation says the screening project delivered information too late, strayed beyond its mandate, and in the end did almost nothing to catch refugees who might be linked to criminal or terrorist groups.
Meanwhile, 30 Mounties were tied up for four years on duties that did little to enhance Canada's security.
"The current approach does not appear to provide much by way of relevant information to support the admissibility screening of refugee claimants," concludes the Sept. 29, 2015, report, obtained by CBC News under the Access to Information Act.
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