Toronto Star, 31 July 2013:
“The United States wants its police officers to be exempt from Canadian law if they agree to take part in a highly touted cross-border policing initiative, an internal RCMP memo says. … The debate over whose laws would apply to U.S. officers working in Canada raises important questions of sovereignty and police accountability, says the briefing note prepared for RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson.”
Does this have implications for anyone who winds up in trouble/penalties over tax issues? Is Canada a sovereign country or is Canada the 51st State? Some people call that country on our southern border the United States of Arrogance (I picked up that appropriate term from Blaze) What could be more arrogant than wanting to be exempt from a country’s law, and use your own country’s law, when you are in their country?
In 1812, the US attempted to invade us in a concrete physical way. Didn’t work. Two hundred years later, they are attempting to invade us in an invisible way, little-by-little, and impose their law on us and they have the arrogance to think that Americans should be exempt from our law when they’re in our country. We are not the 51st State, we are not a US colony, and we are not a US police protectorate.
Thanks to Lora and Schubert for discovering this news, which can be read at:
And for further details and discussion on this programme also see Noble Dreamer’s post on this topic from last summer.
The particular development in today’s news is that they’re trying to get exempted from Canadian law whilst in Canada. This programme sounded problematic to begin with, and this implementation-of-US-law-in-Canada proposal sounds more similar to an occupying force than a partnership.