(SNN) - In an article published by the Hill Times, it was reported that the U.S. government wants American police agents working in Canada exempt from Canadian law. Canadian Press reporters have unearthed a secret demand connected with a border deal between Ottawa and the United States. This deal would give American Police diplomatic immunity from Canadian Law while working on joint operations with Canadian counterparts.
In essence, the Americans want the same status for their police as they are accorded their military on places like war torn Afghanistan.
How little the Americans think of their neighbours. So little that in order to procure this freedom, they have proposed to make it 'easier' for trucks to travel back and forth across the border between the two countries.
Really! Make it easier for our Canadians goods haulers to travel back and forth between our countries. Enough of this pussy footing, just say it the way it sounds, 'If you don't allow our para-military organizations to carry firearms, and be free from prosecutions for breaking any of your laws, we will cripple your trucking industry which will in turn hurt your economy. Mr. Prime Minister what do you say, old boy!'
And they call themselves our friends.
The Canadian government is on record as stating that any U.S. Police agents operating in Canada will be involved in “intelligence and criminal investigations” and that uniformed U.S. officers will help patrol the land border from the Canadian side. This one sided co-operation in essence is diminishing Canadian sovereignty, and sending the message that Canadians don't have the ability to conduct their own intelligence and criminal investigations as well as protect our own border.
Unfortunately it appears that this deal is all but rubber stamped since the PM's office has stated, “This declaration is not about sovereignty,” came the word when Harper announced the new arrangement two years ago.
I, like many Canadians are rather tired of being strong armed by our neighbours to the south. Just who do the Americans think they are?
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