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Give them some guns. Problem solved.
 

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Had a great time. Fuck the Canadian Border morons... pathetic... they shold all be fired IMHO. Since when can a union shut down an international border????

Link to a short story and some pix
I wish that the writers of this story would get their facts straight as to the cause of the border shutdown. They simply imply that it was a protest, and not job action in an unsafe workplace. Every employee has the right to refuse work that is not safe, under the "Labour Code", and these customs people were doing just that. I hope that you never have to face an armed and dangerous person coming to your place of work, and if you did, then you might feel a little empathy for those who were in this position.
 

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I wish that the writers of this story would get their facts straight as to the cause of the border shutdown. They simply imply that it was a protest, and not job action in an unsafe workplace. Every employee has the right to refuse work that is not safe, under the "Labour Code", and these customs people were doing just that. I hope that you never have to face an armed and dangerous person coming to your place of work, and if you did, then you might feel a little empathy for those who were in this position.
still, wouldn't it be great to drive up and see border gaurds in tu-tu's? It might take the edge of the whole process, don't ya think?
 

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still, wouldn't it be great to drive up and see border gaurds in tu-tu's? It might take the edge of the whole process, don't ya think?
Don't know why you feel edgy going across the border, I never do. In almost all of my MANY crossings, the process has been cordial and most times the customs people (Canadian ones, anyhow) are very relaxed, as am I. Guess that's because I have nothing to hide......
 

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Don't know why you feel edgy going across the border, I never do. In almost all of my MANY crossings, the process has been cordial and most times the customs people (Canadian ones, anyhow) are very relaxed, as am I. Guess that's because I have nothing to hide......
well duh, you would be edgy going across if you packed as much cocaine across as I do every week. You got it easy sistah. Walk in my shoes for a mile.
 

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2 things:

- one: they should be given fucking guns... it's ridiculous. Once they have guns, they should stay at work regardless.

- two: Now the murderer can relax, according to that article, he's in Canada anyways...
 

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every job comes with some level of risk... if you don't like the risks don't take the job. (this may be a complicated theory for some to grasp)

Don't use the job for the perks and benifits and then when you find a glitch hide behind your union. If they want guns give them guns... they all seem like cop wanna-be's on powertrips anyways... lets stroke their egos, as thats probabaly all that will be.
 
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what would be really funny is a bunch of regular joes showing up with rifles and shotguns to defend the border.

we can have guns, those that protect the border can't. silly.
 

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Disagree with people who think these losers have the "right" to walk off the job...it's an escential service as far as I'm concerned... just like police, fire, ambulance, doctors, air traffic etc etc... they knew full well what they were getting into when they took the job... they have NO RIGHT to walk off and they should all be fired, guns or no guns their union is screwed in the head.
 

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According to the article by ctv.ca:
"They thought he was heading northward towards Anacortes, Wa. on a motorcycle -- located about 60 kilometres due south of the border, but sharing a ferry route with Sidney, B.C. -- where a motorcycle rally was taking place. Many Canadians attended the Oyster Run, as it's called."

:surrender
 

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They should train them to just point their fingers and yell "Bang!" With the black gloves on, it's gonna look like a real gun. Problem solved.
 

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they have NO RIGHT to walk off and they should all be fired, guns or no guns their union is screwed in the head.
Read much? Everybody has the right to walk off if it's dangerous, union or not.

... citing their right to refuse dangerous work under the federal Labour Code.
An employee can refuse work if he/she believes that the situation is unsafe to either himself/herself or his/her co-workers. When a worker believes that a work refusal should be initiated, then
- the employee must report to his/her supervisor that he/she is refusing to work and state why he/she believes the situation is unsafe
- the employee, supervisor, and a Joint Health and Safety Committee member or employee representative will investigate
- the employee returns to work if the problem is resolved with mutual agreement
- if the problem is not resolved, a government health and safety inspector is called
- inspector investigates and gives decision in writing.
 

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Disagree with people who think these losers have the "right" to walk off the job...it's an escential service as far as I'm concerned... just like police, fire, ambulance, doctors, air traffic etc etc... they knew full well what they were getting into when they took the job... they have NO RIGHT to walk off and they should all be fired, guns or no guns their union is screwed in the head.
First of all, EVERYONE in Canada has the right to refuse work that they feel is unsafe. Second, law enforcement personnel are trained to deal with dangerous people, and are armed. The Customs personnel are not trained as law enforcement, and should not be expected to act as such when dealing with dangerous and armed individual(s). Firemen are trained to deal with their job-specific dangers, and if faced with others, call the police. Doctors have refused to work recently, but not because of a patient in their place of work that might shoot them. And I don't think that air traffic controllers are often faced with a dangerous person entering their workplace.

So, your arguments about other professions not having the right to walk off is not relevant, as they are not dealing with the same situation. IMO, the Customs agents are not an "essential service", as in no one is going to get hurt/injured if they do not do their job. See quote below, taken from http://www.lrb.bc.ca/mediation/

"Under Section 72 of the Labour Relations Code, the Labour Relations Board has the responsibility for designating the “essential services” that it considers necessary or essential to prevent immediate and serious danger to the health, safety, or welfare of British Columbians during a labour dispute."
 

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Read much? Everybody has the right to walk off if it's dangerous, union or not.


actually that's not true... many jobs are inherently dangerous and the people who perform those jobs are doing so well aware of the risk.... furthermore many "dangerous" jobs are deemed escential services, and no... the employee's cant just "walk off"...

perhaps it's you who needs to read a bit more... an NO... I'm not wasting my day finding links on the internet for you :rolleyes
 
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