Security firm named in lawsuit against Ottawa once accused of recruiting ex-child soldiers
by Murray Brewster (feat. Dave Perry)
June 21, 2018
Sabre International Security, the company now at the centre of a lawsuit against the federal government, was accused of recruiting former child soldiers in Africa two months before a suicide bomber killed scores of its employees outside of the Canadian embassy in Kabul.
The denunciation of the private security firm was made by Danish researchers and a human rights group in the spring of 2016.
It raises even more questions about what Global Affairs Canada and Public Services and Procurement Canada knew about the company's operations before hiring it to protect the Canadian embassy in Afghanistan's capital — and how closely it was monitored afterwards.