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Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
Personally, I hope it's never built. The greater accomplishment would be to end the problem of a religion that wants to destroy the other two-thirds of the world's population.
We won't be able to keep Islam at bay forever. There have to be better solutions and I don't include surrender in those options.
Before the new Act was even through Parliament, however, the events of 11 September 2001 in the United States again focused attention on certain aspects of Canadian law and policy, in particular, the refugee determination system and border controls.(5) Although initial American suspicions that the terrorists had gained access to their territory through Canada were disproved, Canada came under pressure to heighten border security measures. On 12 December 2001, then Foreign Minister John Manley and U.S. Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge signed the Canada-U.S. Smart Border Declaration, which contained a 30-point plan designed to ensure the free movement of goods, while increasing security and combatting terrorism. A number of the goals in the plan have immigration and refugee aspects that will take a significant time to come to fruition.
In the wake of the terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001, Canadian and U.S. government departments and agencies have worked in partnership to improve security and services on the shared border. Enhancing the security of the border, while facilitating the legitimate flow of people and goods, are objectives for both countries. Formal agreement on these mutual objectives came on December 12, 2001, with the signing of the Smart Border Declaration by Deputy Prime Minister John Manley and Tom Ridge, U.S. Homeland Security Director.
Role of CSIS
CSIS is at the forefront of Canada’s national security establishment and as such, its programs are proactive and pre-emptive. The Service’s role is to investigate threats, analyze information and produce intelligence; it then reports to, and advises, the Government of Canada, so as to protect the country and its citizens. Key threats include terrorism, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, espionage, foreign interference and cyber-tampering affecting critical infrastructure.
Through its Security Screening Program, CSIS prevents non-Canadians who pose security concerns from entering Canada or receiving permanent resident status or citizenship; the Service also safeguards the confidential information of the Government of Canada from foreign governments and other entities that may present a risk.
However, countering terrorist violence is the top priority for CSIS. Terrorism, which has become a global phenomenon, is a very real threat to our national security. Terrorists and their supporters span countries, cultures, political systems and socio-economic backgrounds. They include both highly educated elites and more humble “foot soldiers.” Followers are recruited from around the world, including our own country. CSIS strives to prevent terrorist acts from being planned in Canada, from occurring on Canadian territory and from affecting Canadian citizens and assets abroad.
Originally posted by Rockpuck
Canada already lets in every poor fool in the world who asks to come in
The RCMP has refocused its National Security Intelligence Sections (NSIS) to become Integrated National Security Enforcement Teams (INSETs). The purpose for this is to increase the capacity for the collection, sharing and analysis of intelligence among partners with respect to targets that are a threat to national security and; create an enhanced investigative capacity to bring such targets to justice; and enhance partner agencies collective ability to combat national security threats and meet all specific mandate responsibilities.
In a series of raids Friday, police arrested 12 adults and five young offenders. In the process, they seized enough ammonium nitrate fertilizer to build an explosive device three times more devastating than the one used in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
Ammonium nitrate, when mixed with fuel, is highly explosive. Police seized three tonnes of the substance. By comparison, the bomb made by Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols that destroyed the federal building in Oklahoma City used one tonne of the fertilizer.
As such, the 17 terrorists captured in June had specific demands to be met: the group allegedly planned to kidnap politicians and hold them hostage until Canadian troops were removed from Afghanistan. One of the captured, Steven Chand, had an even more specific mission—beheading Harper himself.
Four mid-level Immigration and Naturalization Service managers were reassigned Friday, reports CBS News Correspondent Stephanie Lambidakis, in the wake of the agency issuing visa approval notices for two of the hijackers six months after they flew airliners into the World Trade Center.
Man Loses Fingers Trying to Get into Canada
March, 7 @ 14:19 GMT
Unable to get into Canada legally because of a robbery conviction, Charles Gonsoulin of Los Angeles attempted to sneak across the border to meet an Internet lover. Police found him dehydrated, babbling and severely frostbitten on a golf course in Manitoba. He will lose all his fingers and half his toes, and will be deported once he recovers from his amputations. In all, he managed to travel about seven kilometers.