In April 2013 the Council of Canadians joined with 90 other groups to call for the cancellation of the TV show 'Border Security'.
At that time we signed a joint letter to then-Public Safety minister Vic Toews that stated, "We are deeply concerned about the traumatic and potentially dangerous consequences upon all those who find themselves being filmed for 'Border Security'. In 'Border Security' a highly one-sided narrative is told about those crossing the border under varying circumstances or those people in the process of migration, which has the particular long-term impact of spreading fear about and among immigrant and migrant communities. ...Deportation is not entertainment. We urge you to cancel, stop participating in, and end the broadcast of 'Border Security'."