Bill C-23 May Have Major Implications for Canadian Travellers Hoping to Cross the Border
Bill C-23 has received Royal Assent and is set to become law...but many lawyers and human rights advocates are concerned.
This bill broadens powers afforded to U.S. Border Guards, operating in pre-clearance travel areas throughout our country. These Border Guards are U.S. citizens, working on Canadian soil and dealing with Canadian citizens. As such, they will now have the power to carry arms, detain travellers and even strip search them at their discretion.
What does this mean? And how is it likely to affect you?
I sat down with Roundhouse Radio's Gene Valaitis to discuss the practical possibilities and the wide-ranging legal implications of this troubling bill.
Listen to the full interview here.