Border Guards' Union
upset over gun training failures

by Canadian Press

The Canadian Press
September 25, 2007

Fredericton -- The union representing Canada's border guards says it is concerned about the relatively high number of officers who are flunking the firearms training program.

Ron Moran, national president of the Customs and Excise Union, said slightly more than 20 per cent of the guards who have taken the course on precision shooting have failed, possibly jeopardizing their careers with the Canada Border Services Agency.

"As it stands now, a little more than one in five don't pass," he said in an interview.

Mr. Moran said the union has hired an expert to review the training program, which he described as a condensed version of the same course given to RCMP recruits.


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