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March 26, 2009

Meanwhile… on the Northern Border

Filed under: Border Security,General Homeland Security — by Philip J. Palin on March 26, 2009

“It’s a real border, and we need to address it as a real border,”  Secretary Napolitano told a Brookings Institution audience yesterday.  The Toronto Globe and Mail reports, “Her goal seemed to be to throw a bucket of reality on anyone who hoped that the arrival of Barack Obama’s new administration would herald a loosening of new restrictions on cross-border traffic.”

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Comment by William R. Cumming

March 26, 2009 @ 9:41 am

Actually the border was completely open until WWI when because of the Canadian draft to fight that war they (the Canadians) closed it to stop fleeing draft dodgers. Many Americans of course went north to volunteer for Canadian Armed Forces.

Hey, there is a simple solution. Joint standards for entering CANADA and the US. There are probably 5,000 various kinds of treaties and agreements between CANADA and US and yet no ASSISTANT SECRETARY of STATE devoted just to CANADA and its issues. The Artic Ocean and its future is enough on its own to justify that slot. Now this is facetious so don’t be alarmed but next time the US decides to invade someone let’s invade CANADA and set free Quebec and Montreal for the French so that all of the US and the rest of CANADA have a place to recreate and eat wonderful food. A seperate FRENCH CANADA would stimulate both countries and the rest of CANADA can remain seperate with some kind of formal condominium arrangement with some kind of dual nationality. Too much two wish CANADIAN public policies being instrumental in fashioning US domestic policy. And by the way is it true that most of those fleeing HONG KONG after merger with CHINA have now returned? Are there still great Chinese restaurants in VAN COUVER?

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