Friday, February 20, 2009

Harbinger of border control

The U.S. is now monitoring the Canadian border with unmanned drones. This is a symptom of the very concerning approach our national governments have to North American security. It is faulty, wasteful, and reveals an underlying fracture that could disrupt trade. Better that technologies be used to guard the North American perimeter. However, it is important that Canada, in particular, do everything possible to appease American security concerns by harmonizing its security policies with the U.S. Failure to do so leads to this kind of initiative - one that only foreshadows even more stringent border control. This can only harm both economies.

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