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CanadaBorder agents escort workers away from Hastings Racecourse in Vancouver

09:26  20 august  2019
09:26  20 august  2019 Source:   cbc.ca

14-year-old heading home to Vancouver from Hong Kong forced to dodge violence

14-year-old heading home to Vancouver from Hong Kong forced to dodge violence A 14-year-old Vancouver boy finally reached home Wednesday, after a 48-hour delay and narrowly avoiding getting caught up in the violence at the Hong Kong airport. “He saw everything,” said Edward Yuen, describing how his son, Ernest, just missed catching the last Cathay Pacific flight out of Hong Kong on Monday while waiting for a flight attendant to escort him. He then tried to fly on Tuesday when a few flights were allowed to leave, but had to flee the airport as riot police entered and clashed violently with protesters.

Hastings Racecourse , Vancouver 's premier thoroughbred horse racing track, has been capturing the imagination of Vancouverites & visitors alike since If you’re looking for things to do in Vancouver , there’s no better way to spend your day than to gather your friends or family for a trip to Hastings .

Hastings Racecourse is Vancouver 's destination for live thoroughbred racing . Hastings Racecourse is synonymous with Vancouver horse racing , a jewel of a park located just four kilometres from downtown Vancouver with a spectacular view of the North Shore mountains and Burrard Inlet.

Border agents escort workers away from Hastings Racecourse in Vancouver © Jonathan Hayward Members of the Canadian Border Services Agency gather at the Canadian border crossing in Surrey, B.C., Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. The Canada Border Services Agency is looking for a handful of stunt-actors to be thrown down, handcuffed, searched and beaten to help train new recruits. A number of individuals were escorted off the site of the Hastings Racecourse on Monday morning, according to a written statement from the track.

In the statement, Darren MacDonald, general manager of the racecourse, said that he had been informed that Canada Border Services Agency was on site and "escorted a number of individuals employed by various horse owners off site."

Mass arrests at the track: 'It felt like we weren't in Canada for a moment'

Mass arrests at the track: 'It felt like we weren't in Canada for a moment' A dawn raid and mass arrests by the Canada Border Services Agency at Hastings Racecourse are not unusual actions for border agents, a Vancouver immigration lawyer said. Up to 26 backstretch workers were led away in restraints from the racetrack by CBSA officers on Monday. “I’ve been trying to follow up on that and get gritty with the facts,” said lawyer Richard Kurland. “The view from 10,000 metres is simple: CBSA has engaged in group arrests across Canada over many years. “Typically, CBSA will engage in group arrests to scoop failed refugee claimants, people who have outstanding arrest warrants, or illegal workers.

Canada Border Services has made multiple arrests related to immigration at Hastings Racecourse . A manager at the track has told NEWS 1130 the arrests involved contract workers , not Hastings staff. Sara, who works at the racecourse , says more than 20 Canada border officers went to the back of

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He wrote that individuals were working in the backstretch "under the employment and supervision of various horse owners and trainers that are stabled at Hastings Racecourse to race."

A backstretch is the area adjacent to a racetrack where the horses are stabled.

Macdonald said the owners and trainers are not affiliated with the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation and are not employees of the racecourse.

In a statement, the CBSA said it was "conducting investigations related to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act at the Hastings Race Course in Vancouver today."

"The CBSA conducts enforcement actions when it is believed that a contravention of the Customs Act or the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act has occurred."

The CBSA declined to comment on the specifics of the case because it is an ongoing investigation.

Attorney General says whistleblower notified his office of allegations at Hastings Racecourse.
B.C.'s attorney general has spoken for the first time about a raid at Vancouver's Hastings Racecourse and investigation into a government employee.

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