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Private security has little oversight: report

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A report prepared for Public Safety Canada notes that there is “little or no governance or oversight of private security firms in Canada, ... and only minimal standards in place for licensing, training and discipline of the various positions within the private security industry,” according to a story by CBC News.

These governance conditions lead to “an inability to ensure that private security companies are not vulnerable to organized crime, unethical and/or illegal behaviour,” the report said.

The report was released to CBC News. One of its authors told CBC News the growing field of private security is “an unregulated field,” and oversight is needed.

Read the full CBC News story here.

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