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2000 December Report of the Auditor General of Canada

December 2000 Report—Chapter 25

Exhibit 25.4—Improvement of the Agency's Enforcement Actions

We found that the Agency has taken important steps to improve the quality and consistency of its enforcement (i.e., legal) actions. The Agency is providing enforcement training to all inspection staff. The training includes guidance on factors to consider when recommending prosecution, involving local enforcement and investigation services, and using a standardized inspection form that captures all the required information when prosecution is likely. While the Agency still depends on inspectors and supervisors to recommend prosecution, recent training programs appear to be well designed to help ensure consistency in their decisions.

Source: CFIA's documents and other sources