Monday, March 16, 2009

Canadians hope Obama and Napolitano will be less demanding about border security

That's the gist of this "hope springs eternal" article from the Globe and Mail. According to Public Safety Minister Van Loan,

There's a concerted Canadian effort to raise and revisit border issues while the new Homeland Security secretary is settling into her job.

“I think we are doing a good job on our side of the border,” Mr. Van Loan said.

It's a message that successive Canadian governments don't believe was well heard by the Bush administration.

He's right about that last point.  The last administration thought the Canadians wanted two inconsistent things:  full authority to adopt less stringent security measures on Canadian soil and full rights for people in Canada to cross the border without careful scrutiny. 

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