Edmonton Sun | 22Jul2010 | Orest Slepokura

CBSA must answer allegations

Re: "Woman allegedly mocked during airport strip search," Sheena Goodyear, QMI Agency, July 21, 2010.

By its studied silence and blandly evasive answers, it's obvious the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) is stonewalling Shileen Flynn and father, Charlie, by failing to provide an explanation for why CBSA officers at the Vancouver airport apparently departed from standard procedure to sexually humiliate and degrade the young woman under the guise of attending to airline security. Shileen Flynn accuses CBSA officers of engaging in sick and twisted behaviour, worthy of a low-brow porn flick. They're accusations so serious that CBSA should not be able to just blow them off. Either Flynn is an outrageous liar or there are airport officials who must be immediately confronted.

Orest Slepokura

(Disturbing, to be sure.)