CIU Shop Stewards Clint Bradshaw and Alice Sonntage present Kootenay Columbia MP Wayne Stetski with their union flag. Photo submitted

MP Wayne Stetski receives flag from Customs and Immigration Union

Local MP speaks on behalf of Border Services Officers in the House of Commons

Kootenay Columbia Member of Parliament Wayne Stetski was presented with a flag from representatives of the Customs and Immigration Union (CIU).

The presentation was made after Mr. Stetski spoke on behalf of Border Services Officers in the House of Commons.

The officers have been contractless for a period of over three years.

“It is appalling that these critical law enforcement officers are being neglected by our federal government,” said Stetski. “They are asking to be recognized as federal law enforcement officers and the government is refusing. They are our “thin blue line” against gun and drug smuggling across the border; they carry guns; and they enforce Canada’s law.”

Mr. Stetski thanked the CIU Shop Stewards who made the flag presentation.

“The Border Services Officers who work in our riding and across Canada deserve thanks from our communities and respect from our government,” he said.

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