I know, I know, many people will try to brush this off as no big deal. So what? If bad guys cross into Canada we need to be able to nab them right?
My point is why now? My point is why sneak this into an omnibus bill so there is little public debate? This is all about boiling the frog to death (us) so that we don’t realize we are cooked. We must be alert to the fact that this is part of a much bigger trend we are seeing. A move toward ending sovereignty. A move toward global government in which there are no free states in which to hide. Many people have talked about Canada being a safe place to go. Guess not…
When the Conservative government passed its controversial omnibus budget bill last month, it included new powers for certain U.S. law enforcement agents that critics say could have ramifications for Canadian sovereignty.
This means they’ll be armed and have the powers to arrest suspects in Canadian territory.
“This is a highly controversial integrated border enforcement program that jeopardizes Canadian sovereignty and potentially compromises the personal privacy of individual Canadians,” wrote NDP MP Brian Masse, critic for Canada-U.S. border issues.
“A program that cedes sovereignty, reduces privacy and requires significant new investment must be fully debated and understood prior to its implementation,” he said.
Although the law deals with Canadian and U.S. waters, some are raising concerns that the next phase of the plan, a land-based version of integrated policing, could be more problematic.
“How do you define a border operation? How far inland does it go? These are things that need to be dealt with in an open way. Instead they seem to be negotiating through mostly closed-door talks with U.S. officials.”
You guys get the joke yet? Posting from Salinas, Utah…Mike
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