Well, well, well, it seems like the Canadian Border Services Agency knows how to add a little flair to their otherwise mundane workday. Who needs coffee breaks when you can have a drag queen give you a lap dance, right? Kudos to the CBSA for thinking outside the box and creating unforgettable moments at their inclusive workplace events. While some may argue that taxpayer dollars could be better spent, who can resist the allure of a uniformed officer and a fabulous drag performer shaking things up? It’s certainly a creative way to promote an inclusive workplace culture. Move over, strip clubs, the CBSA is taking over! Maybe they should consider hosting talent shows during customs inspections next. That’ll definitely make the lines move faster!
The Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) found itself in hot water after one of its officers was filmed receiving a lap dance from a drag queen during an “inclusive workplace culture” event held at Toronto Pearson International Airport. The incident, which took place on June 20, was captured on video by a confidential source and later shared with The Canadian Independent. While the video has gone viral, garnering over 250,000 views, the employee who provided the footage wished to remain anonymous due to fear of reprisal.
The footage shows several CBSA officers, still in uniform and on duty, enthusiastically cheering on the drag queen performer. At one point, the drag queen is seen giving a lap dance to a uniformed CBSA officer, prompting loud cheers from the crowd. It is alleged that senior CBSA management, including CBSA director Marija Cuvalo, was present at the event and witnessed the performance.
Unsurprisingly, the video of the drag performance sparked a significant backlash on social media platforms. Many users expressed their outrage, criticizing the agency’s decision to host such an event while the country faces pressing issues like poverty and political turmoil. One Twitter user wrote, “So 1 in 5 families are at a food bank, the country is imploding and our tax dollars are paying for this. What freaking universe are we living in?” Another user commented, “Justin Trudeau’s version of Canada shining through like the strip club it’s becoming.”
LifeSiteNews reached out to the CBSA for confirmation, and the agency acknowledged that the event did take place with both uniformed and non-uniformed officers in attendance. When questioned about the presence of uniformed officers at a drag show while on duty, CBSA spokesperson Karine Martel responded via email, stating that the agency organized the event as part of Pride month celebrations. Martel emphasized the importance of understanding and promoting inclusivity within the CBSA, adding that the event aimed to educate employees about the 2SLGBTQI+ community.
According to Martel, the event consisted of a 55-minute information and Q&A session, followed by a musical performance. However, she admitted that a “line was crossed” during an unexpected song, which included the lap dancing seen in the viral video. The CBSA has since addressed the issue with local management. Martel clarified that although the footage did not represent the entirety of the session, the agency apologizes for allowing inappropriate behavior at a workplace event. She further highlighted that the event’s cost was covered by employees through fundraising activities by the Committee for Diversity and Inclusion, ensuring no public funds were utilized.
Despite claims made by a confidential source that the drag event caused significant delays and backlogs at the airport customs for two hours, Martel assured LifeSiteNews that there was no impact on border operations. However, The Canadian Independent stressed the importance of transparency and appropriate action to address potential misconduct, ensuring the integrity of CBSA’s operations at one of Canada’s busiest airports.
This incident adds to the list of controversies surrounding the CBSA. In 2022, it was revealed that CBSA agents had searched the electronic devices of over 33,000 travelers in a four-year period. Additionally, throughout the COVID-19 crisis, long wait times at border services desks and restrictions on travel without vaccination caused frustration among Canadians and international travelers.
The rise of “drag” events coincides with the designation of June as “pride month” by the LGBT lobby. Consequently, Canada has witnessed a surge in various events promoting LGBT causes, some of which have raised concerns due to their explicit nature. These events receive substantial support from the federal government, which has allocated millions of dollars in recent years to LGBT groups.
Protests against LGBT propaganda have gained momentum across Canada in recent weeks. In a notable demonstration, more than 250 Muslim and Christian parents, children, and pro-family citizens gathered to protest the ongoing promotion of extreme LGBT ideology in public schools.
In conclusion, the CBSA’s inclusive workplace event took a controversial turn when a uniformed officer received a lap dance from a drag queen. The incident, captured on video and shared online, triggered public backlash and raised questions about the agency’s judgment. While the CBSA acknowledges the event and has taken steps to address the issue, it serves as another point of contention for an organization already under scrutiny. Moving forward, it is crucial for transparency, accountability, and maintaining the integrity of operations at Canada’s airports.