After evidence was uncovered and later confirmed by a parliamentary committee that the ModuSpec Report had in fact been altered on the issue of side-arms (ModuSpec's initial conclusions were that an armed presence was warranted at least at the 6 biggest border crossings) and a steadfast refusal by CBSA to conduct a proper study, CEUDA
resolved to ensure Front Line Officers were heard and that everyone was provided with an objective and accurate analysis into this important subject.
On Wednesday, November 13, local and regional managers of the CCRA told a number of local and regional CEUDA
Branch Presidents that they had been quietly ordered by CCRA HQ in Ottawa to prepare for a 10% budget cut across Customs operations, Canada-wide.
On Monday, September 23, 2002, the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency officially informed CEUDA
representatives that Customs Officers across Canada were doing work that should be done by Immigration Officers.
Kathy Brooks, widow of Bill Brooks -- a former Canadian Customs Officer, has made a $400 donation to CEUDA
so that the union may purchase a bulletproof vest and provide it to a Customs Officer working in Windsor, Ontario.