How Bill C-23 on Pre-Clearance Yields Too Much Power to U.S. Border Guards
Bill C-23 May Have Major Implications for Canadian Travellers Hoping to Cross the Border
Concerns about being interrogated, detained, or turned away at borders based on race, religion, ethnicity, or birthplace are only compounded by the fact that this law is being passed at a time when discriminatory practices at points of travel appear to be on the rise.
This is particularly so given the volatile political environment south of our border. With President Donald Trump's discriminatory travel bans still working their way through U.S. courts, the rights of many travellers to cross the border hang precariously in the balance—and nothing is certain…
Except the passing of Bill C-23.
Bill C-23 has received Royal Assent...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.
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.