Canadian passport requirements could ease at US boarder


Said1
#1
U.S. ambassador to Canada suggests passport requirements could ease

Last Updated Tue, 21 Jun 2005 18:40:46 EDT
CBC News

David Wilkins, the new U.S. ambassador to Canada, says there could be changes to proposed rules requiring Canadians to show passports at the border by 2008.

The former South Carolina legislator made the comments Tuesday after taking his oath of office at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.

Border security and trade issues such as beef and softwood lumber are the most important cross-border issues, Wilkins told reporters.

He also suggested a proposed law requiring Canadians crossing into the United States to show their passports may be changed before 2008, when it's supposed to come into effect.

"As I understand it, the timetable is 2008 for passports. That's still a long time from now and that's being looked at and talked about," said Wilkins.

Announced on April 5, the rules would require people entering the U.S. from countries including Canada, Mexico and Bermuda to show their passports. It is to become final this fall and be phased in by 2008.

A Republican and long-time supporter of U.S. President George W. Bush, the 59-year-old Wilkins turned down previous offers of a federal judgeship and ambassador's post in Chile.

http://www.cbc.ca/storyview/MSN/worl...or-050621.html
 
I think not
#2
Darn and I thought we can keep you guys out :P
 
Said1
#3
Quote: Originally Posted by I think not

Darn and I thought we can keep you guys out :P

Never. Ever. Dream on.
 
I think not
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by Said1

Quote: Originally Posted by I think not

Darn and I thought we can keep you guys out :P

Never. Ever. Dream on.

Well we can always make an exception for you Said
 
Said1
#5
Quote: Originally Posted by I think not

Quote: Originally Posted by Said1

Quote: Originally Posted by I think not

Darn and I thought we can keep you guys out :P

Never. Ever. Dream on.

Well we can always make an exception for you Said

I haven't been states-side in a long time, but the thought of passports sounded like a real pain in the ass.
 
I think not
#6
Well it wouldn't have made any difference to me, I always use a passport when traveling into Canada, I have it, so why not?

I imagine the pain in the ass is getting one from the start after that renewals are simple.
 
Said1
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by I think not

Well it wouldn't have made any difference to me, I always use a passport when traveling into Canada, I have it, so why not?

I imagine the pain in the ass is getting one from the start after that renewals are simple.

I think the pain in the ass is when you constantly "misplace" stuff like that (not moi of course).

I was allowed entry with a buspass one time!
 
missile
#8
You'd have to pay me to visit the USA. As for shopping,our Chinese crap is equal to theirs anyway.
 
Jay
#9
I don't have a passport, but I don't see what the problem is if we need one to go to the US.
 
Twila
#10
Quote:

As for shopping, our Chinese crap is equal to theirs anyway.

LOL


Thank god I have a passport. Would hate to have to deal with border security without it.....
 
PoisonPete2
#11
There is no respect for Canadian Passports in the U.S. Arar carried one and got deported to a 3rd country where he was tortured. There is no respect for International Treaties by the Bush Administration. There is no rule of Law in the U.S. and I will not return there until civility returns to the U.S. Perhaps, under current circumstances, it is good to emphasize that the U.S. is a foreign country by using passports.
 
Reverend Blair
#12
As long as they need passports to get into Canada (not just to get home) complete with any biometric data they require us to give, then I have no problem with it.
 
Jay
#13
Quote: Originally Posted by Twila

Quote:

As for shopping, our Chinese crap is equal to theirs anyway.

LOL


Thank god I have a passport. Would hate to have to deal with border security without it.....


I was recently in th US. Baorder crossing was extramly easy...they wanted photo ID, asked me where I was going and how long I would be. Thats it.
 
Jay
#14
Quote: Originally Posted by PoisonPete2

There is no rule of Law in the U.S.

I really wish I had known this while I was in America recently. Think of all the nice things I could have got for free.

 
Twila
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by Jay

Quote: Originally Posted by Twila

Quote:

As for shopping, our Chinese crap is equal to theirs anyway.

LOL


Thank god I have a passport. Would hate to have to deal with border security without it.....


I was recently in th US. Baorder crossing was extramly easy...they wanted photo ID, asked me where I was going and how long I would be. Thats it.


It's easy now. But I don't think that in the near future it's going to be as easy. I think that should Canada actually implement their fees and duties on softwood, it may get harder to cross with only picture id.

It's very easy for us right now....it's not so easy if your skin is permenantly tan......
 
Jay
#16
"it may get harder to cross with only picture id. "

We will need to bring some softwood with us to speed things up....
 
I think not
#17
 

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