Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the hon. member for his question.
Revenue Canada implemented its missing children program in 1986. Customs officers are uniquely positioned to observe children entering Canada and are trained to detect children whose safety may be at risk and to identify suspected child abductors.
In 1991 our program received international recognition and in 1995 Revenue Canada, the RCMP and Citizenship and Immigration Canada collaborated to form an initiative called "Our Missing Children". Each department performs a necessary function in the delivery of this program.
Since the inception of this missing children program we have successfully recovered 450 missing and abducted children.