The Council opposes the Trudeau Liberals passing C-23 border pre-clearance law

The federal Liberal government has just passed C-23. It allows US border guards to carry guns, conduct strip-searches and more in Canadian airports.

The CBC has previously reported, "U.S. border guards would get new powers to question, search and even detain Canadian citizens on Canadian soil under a bill proposed by the Liberal government. The bill would enshrine in law a reciprocal agreement for customs and immigration pre-clearance signed by the governments of Stephen Harper and Barack Obama in March 2015."

When the US Congress passed legislation in December 2016 supporting these pre-clearance procedures, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted, "Great news. One step closer to easier travel and trade between our countries.''

For our past analysis on C-23, click here.

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