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    We welcome our US overlords

    So US and Canada signed a border agreement that will let customs agents work in each other's countries. It's under the guise of faster border crossing, but not so sure how this will all work out in the end

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/canada...ings-1.2996454

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    'They' have way more, and way bigger, guns (and planes, tanks, bombs, ships ...) than 'we' do.
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    No surprise: the Canadian government has tried hard to get the borders opened back up again to faster trade: all those trucks waiting at the border have a cost. This is in line with some of the policy references to "fortress North America".
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    Meh. There have been US Border Officers at the Coho ferry terminal in Victoria for years doing pre-screening before boarding the ferry. Hopefully this will eliminate the need to also go through US customs again when you arrive in Port Angeles.
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    Homland security is already in the airports.
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    Does this fit into Bill 51 or am I just seeing Yankee ghosts. Slippery slope? Thin end of the wedge? I think it's as much about security as it is about trade speed. Now Alberta is saying, at least some are, that they would be better as part of the USA. I've had no border issues nor has my wife. But is do see a big net over NA organized by the States but fully supported by Canada. Too many boogie men these days. How would you feel about one currency, or being the 52 state, or group of states. Do you want to be part of the Republic.
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    And there's been border guards for both countries in all the Nexus interview locations too.
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    This has been in place in airports for a while now. It's just an expansion. Everybody keep their conspiracy hats in the drawer.

    We took the train to Portland last summer (11 hours... never again) we had to do screening at the station and again at the border (but that was just a walk-through). Streamlining it makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squint View Post
    This has been in place in airports for a while now. It's just an expansion. Everybody keep their conspiracy hats in the drawer.

    We took the train to Portland last summer (11 hours... never again) we had to do screening at the station and again at the border (but that was just a walk-through). Streamlining it makes sense.
    I'll agree on your point regarding the conspiracy mongers. I will offer the thought however, that, as you have not seen even ONE Canadian pre-screening centre in ANY U.S. airport, you will unlikely NOT see a Canadian booth even 1" south into the U.S.A.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve G. View Post
    I'll agree on your point regarding the conspiracy mongers. I will offer the thought however, that, as you have not seen even ONE Canadian pre-screening centre in ANY U.S. airport, you will unlikely NOT see a Canadian booth even 1" south into the U.S.A.
    Likely because it's only 8 canadian airports that have pre-screening; I don't know how many US airports have flights to Canada, but I bet it's a few more than that.

    Rail, bus and sea (I'm thinking cruise ships) could be more efficient from that perspective, but at the same time I wouldn't be surprised see your prediction come true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve G. View Post
    I'll agree on your point regarding the conspiracy mongers. I will offer the thought however, that, as you have not seen even ONE Canadian pre-screening centre in ANY U.S. airport, you will unlikely NOT see a Canadian booth even 1" south into the U.S.A.
    Because the gov't does not want to spend the money. Talk big, spend nothing.
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    US Customs are at a lot of international airports because you clear US Customs before entering the planes.
    So basically, you are on US soil when you have passed the US Customs at yvr.

    USA does have many "border crossings" before entering the planes that will end up in their country.

    I say it's smart.
    Saves time and money to return the inadmissible travelers.
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