Border Security: Canada's Front Line
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|Border Security: Canada's Front Line|
|Narrated by||Jeff Cole|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||39|
|Running time||Approx 30 minutes (including commercials)|
|Original channel||National Geographic Channel|
|Original run||2012 – present|
Border Security: Canada's Front Line is a Canadian television program produced by Force Four Entertainment that airs on the National Geographic Channel. The show follows the work of officers of the Canada Border Services Agency (Agence des services frontaliers du Canada) as they enforce Canadian customs, quarantine, immigration and finance laws.
Border Security has been the subject of some criticism in Canada. Border Security has been criticized in the press for exploitation and has raised questions surrounding the consent of those filmed for the show. Others have defended the show as a deterrent against undocumented migration and displaying the professionalism of CBSA officers. The controversy was mentioned in Parliament during an exchange between NDP public safety critic Randall Garrison and the Minister of Public Safety Vic Toews.
Most of the programme in seasons 1 and 2 was filed at Vancouver International Airport, the land crossings at BC 99 (Peace Arch) and BC 15 (Pacific Highway), and marine points of entry in British Columbia. Portions of season 2 were also filmed at Toronto Pearson International Airport and the Peace Bridge (QEW).
- National Geographic Channel (Canada) show page
- Statement by the CBSA on the documentary series "Border Security: Canada's Front Line"