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Published on 15 Feb 2017

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Pre-clearance bill would give U.S. border agents in Canada new powers

Bill to expand border co-operation could also see permanent residents denied re-entry to Canada

By Evan Dyer, CBC News Posted: Feb 12, 2017 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Feb 12, 2017 7:43 PM ET

Passengers wait to check in and go through U.S. Customs at Calgary International Airport. U.S. border guards working at pre-clearance stations would be given expanded powers under a proposed Liberal law.

Passengers wait to check in and go through U.S. Customs at Calgary International Airport. U.S. border guards working at pre-clearance stations would be given expanded powers under a proposed Liberal law. (Todd Korol/Reuters)

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.

Legal experts say Bill C-23, introduced by Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, and likely to pass in the current sitting of Parliament, could also erode the standing of Canadian permanent residents by threatening their automatic right to enter Canada.

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 2015. Both houses of Congress passed the U.S. version of the bill in December.

Michael Greene, an immigration lawyer in Calgary, says C-23 takes away an important right found in the existing law.

“A Canadian going to the U.S. through a pre-clearance area [on Canadian soil] can say: ‘I don’t like the way [an interview is] going and I’ve chosen not to visit your country.’ And they can just turn around and walk out.

“Under the new proposed bill, they wouldn’t be able to walk out. They can be held and forced to answer questions, first to identify themselves, which is not so offensive, but secondly, to explain the reasons for leaving, and to explain their reasons for wanting to withdraw,” said Greene, who is national chair of the Canadian Bar Association’s citizenship and immigration section.

“And that’s the part we think could be really offensive and goes too far.”

  • What is pre-clearance?

Pre-clearance allows Canadian visitors to the U.S. to clear U.S. Customs and Immigration while still in Canada at a Canadian port of departure.

Eight Canadian airports offer pre-clearance, and it will expand to two more later this year. They also exist at the Port of Vancouver, at Vancouver’s train station and on some B.C.-Washington ferry routes. Later this year, pre-clearance is expected to be introduced at Montreal’s train station for Amtrak’s Montreal-New York City route.

Howard Greenberg, a Toronto immigration lawyer who has chaired the immigration law committees at the Canadian Bar Association and the International Bar Association, says the law raises the prospect of a Canadian being arrested simply for deciding he or she has had enough with a certain line of questioning.

“At some point, it may change from a situation where you’re simply responding to a question, to a situation where you’re failing to respond to a direction of an officer. So the ambiguity is somewhat dangerous for the traveller.”

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Unreasonable delay

A spokesman for Public Safety Canada said C-23 limits how far a U.S. agent can go in questioning a traveller.

“The change is that once a traveller indicates their wish to withdraw, pre-clearance officers would be authorized to exercise certain authorities, such as question the traveller as to their identity and reason for withdrawing,” Scott Bardsley told CBC News.

“This authority is provided in order protect the integrity of the border but can only be exercised to the extent that doing so would not unreasonably delay the traveller.”

But Greene said the bill fails to define what constitutes an “unreasonable delay.”

“What’s reasonable for them may be a very long interrogation. Whereas for the individual it may be, ‘I’ll tell you why I don’t want to answer any more questions and then I’m leaving.’ Well, the problem is, if that person tries to leave, then they can be charged with failing to co-operate, which under this bill is an offence they can be arrested for, and then charged and given a federal record.”

Physical searches

Under the existing law, a strip search can only be conducted by a Canadian officer, though a U.S. officer can be present. Greene points out C-23 says if a Canadian officer is unavailable or unwilling, the U.S. officer can conduct the search.

“So you could have a circumstance where the Canadian officer says, ‘No I don’t think a search is warranted here. I’m not willing to do it.’ But the U.S. officer just says, ‘Fine, we’re going to do it anyway.'”

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Bill C-23 says if a Canada Border Services Agency officer is unavailable or unwilling, a U.S. officer can conduct a strip search on a Canadian traveller in a Canadian airport. (Darren Calabrese/Canadian Press)

C-23 would also allow U.S. officers to carry sidearms while on duty in Canada, if they’re working in an environment where Canada Border Services Agency officers are normally armed.

Bardsley of Public Safety Canada says the change would probably not extend to airports “given that CBSA officers do not carry a sidearm when processing passengers inside air terminals.”

Permanent residents turned away?

Also under the existing law, if a CBSA officer feels that a permanent resident has violated the terms of their residency (by not really living in the country, for example), the officer can report them to Citizenship and Immigration, but must allow the person to enter Canada. Permanent residents, like Canadian citizens, enjoy an absolute right of entry.

But C-23 would give a CBSA agent posted at a U.S. airport the right to prevent the resident from boarding a flight to Canada. The resident would have the option to drive or find a ride to a land border, where their legal right to enter Canada would still apply.

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Immigration lawyer Michael Greene says Donald Trump’s arrival in the Oval Office is another reason for the Liberals to reconsider some parts of Bill C-23. (Susan Walsh/Associated Press)

Immigration Lawyer Michael Greene says the proposed change should worry residents.

“We’re going to see an expansion, we’re pretty sure, of this eventually to Europe and other major centres. And if they get denied at, let’s say, De Gaulle airport in Paris, they’re not going to be able to get to a land crossing to make the entry.”

Greene says Canadian permanent residents could find themselves in the same straits as some U.S. green card holders in the first days of President Donald Trump’s travel ban.

Changed circumstances

Greene and Greenberg diverge on how Trump’s arrival in the Oval Office should affect the debate on C-23.

For Greene, it means Canada needs to reconsider the concessions in the bill it drafted when Obama was in power.

“They want to do their interdiction abroad because it’s easier to stop people from coming in if they don’t even set foot on American soil. We get that. But they are operating on our soil, so they do need to respect our rights in doing so.”

While Greenberg agrees the law has troubling aspects, he says it may be the price Canadians have to pay to keep their uniquely privileged status when entering the U.S.


CBC ignored West Edmonton Mall sex assault victims (full monologue)

Published on 11 Feb 2017

Ezra Levant of analyses the CBC’s reporting on sexual assaults carried out by a Syrian refugee on teenaged girls.

We rarely bring my full nightly monologues out from behind the Rebel paywall; that wouldn’t be fair to our Premium Members. But this week, many of those subscribers suggested that my comments on what happened at the West Edmonton Mall waterpark should be made available for free.


So here’s what I said about one of Justin Trudeau’s Syrian refugees on Thursday night — and how the media “reported” on this case of serial sexual assault at one of Canada’s most popular family friendly places.

PS: If you believe we need to “pause” the flow of “Syrian refugees” into Canada, please sign our petition at if you haven’t already.



United We Fall – Three Nations. Two Sides. One Union.(Full Film)

A film by Bryan Law and Dan Dicks “United We Fall” is a documentary about the North American Union that is being developed right now between Canada, the United States, and Mexico. For years this topic has been debated in the news and in political circles as being a possible future for North America. In recent years, the mood has shifted and a rift is developing between those who want a Deeply Integrated North American Community, and those who wish to retain their national sovereignty. This film takes a look at both sides by interviewing both insiders and activists who have been at the heart of this heated debate. The film also looks to the broader agenda of building a world government and its implications.
Featured Interviews:
Robert Pastor (Council on Foreign Relations)
Allan Gotlieb (Trilateral Commission, Bilderberg)
Herbert Grubel (Creator of the “Amero”)
John Manley (President of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives)
Luke Rudkowski (We Are Change)
Dan Dicks (Press For Truth)
Vijay Sarma (Political Activist, Independent Journalist)
Dr. Andrew Moulden (Canadian Action Party)
Richard Syrett (Talk Radio Host)

Trudeau Meets With Trump – Goodbye Canada Hello NAU

Published on 9 Feb 2017

On Monday Justin Trudeau is set to meet with US president Donald Trump for the first time and in this video Dan Dicks of Press For Truth outlines what you can expect to come from these two North American leaders.The documentary United We Fall will be posted as well to LSL video page



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LSL-Interview on upcoming ROCKING’ ‘N’ IT LOCAL INTO YOUR HEART EVENT Feb 14,2017

Published on 9 Feb 2017

Join us this Valentines Day Tuesday Feb 14 2017 at Coppermug Pub at 7pm as we celebrate our 4th annual calendar release party.
Great raffle prizes where all proceeds go to Soupateria and 50/50 draw proceeds go to William Mathison and his family that lost all their belongs in a fire this past January .
Great specials on drinks and food along with 2 great local bands. Timbre wolves open it up with 80’s rock and Cosmic Brew hits the Classic Rock
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Wikileaks Vault 7 & The 5 W’s Explained -(Feb 08,2017)

Published on 8 Feb 2017

In a series of cryptic tweets Wikileaks has released 5 photos asking the questions who, what, where, when and why vault 7? In this video Dan Dicks of Press For Truth gives his analysis as to the purpose of these apparent hidden messages. Support us on Patreon ➜




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Unanimous vote for Penticton city staff to prepare a new resolution to forward to SILGA on RECALL OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTED OFFICIALS

Feb 8,2017

Today Helen Trevors and myself received a unanimous vote (I think unanimous) for city staff to prepare a new resolution to forward to SILGA on recall. It was indicated that this resolution will also include a request for election legislation on the number of polls required per number of voters etc.(Maybe more, was unclear)

Anyway this is a victory and congratulations are in order to everyone that participated in this event. To all those that signed the petition and those faithful ones that stayed the course all the way through this. Thanks are also due to all the people that had faith in me to do as I said I would.

The prepared staff resolution will be on the February 21 council meeting agenda so they can meet the SILGA deadline of Feb. 24.

We shall see where this next step takes us.

Elvena Slump

Submission below 

On October 2, 2009, Premier Gordon Campbell announced a joint Task Force to make recommendations for legislative changes to improve the electoral process for local government elections across B.C. The Task Force subsequently made recommendations to modernize the local election campaign finance rules and lengthen the term in office.


Previously Elections BC did not play a role in local elections. This legislation gave Elections BC new responsibilities for publishing campaign finance information online and ensuring monitoring of compliance with legislation.


According to a statement from then Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Coralee Oakes and I quote:–

“British Columbians are fortunate to live in a strong democracy where citizens can participate in local elections freely and fairly. After much consultation with stakeholders, we are modernizing local government elections to maximize fairness, transparency and accountability.

This was the most significant update to B.C.’s local elections process in 20 years.”


We respectfully submit that this legislation while well intended does not go far enough.


The government’s reforms also contained a provision that gave civic governments a four-year mandate. This recommendation stemmed from the increasing complexity of civic government and their ability to ensure continuity of long range plans.


It also left a vacuum for the residents of municipalities as it left elected officials with the ability to make long-range plans unchecked; plans that were not discussed during the run up to the election and are not the wishes of the public affected. While the newly elected councillors could not be expected to have prior knowledge of these changes the re-elected people were well aware of the changes in the offing through in camera meetings.


Penticton city council is continuing with its plans to reform and dramatically change the city and there are no means at the disposal of the voters to change the direction of this council other than taking the City to court and the taxpayer’s effectively suing themselves. This creates distrust of the system; unrest in the populace and a general apathy on the part of the voter who begins to believe that their opinion doesn’t matter and their local leaders are not responsible to the electorate.


During a three month period in 2015 and after gaining the signatures of approximately 3000 Penticton voters requesting recall legislation I approached our MLA Dan Ashton and requested that the province bring forth legislation to bring accountability in these new four year terms. We need to have civic elections brought under the recall legislation that would give local residents of municipal; regional and school boards the ability to recall specific members of these councils if the need arises.


In 2015 UBCM forwarded the following resolution to the province:


WHEREAS the recently extended term of office for local government elected officials in BC negatively affects the ability of the local electorate to vote for change in their local government;

AND WHEREAS there is a potential for local government elected officials to pursue activities that are not supported by, and not in the best interests of their constituents, potentially causing financial, social or operational harm in their communities:

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that UBCM request that the Province of British Columbia amend BC’s Community Charter to include a mechanism enabling voters to recall their local government elected officials, whereby the signatures of more than 50% of registered municipal or ward voters would be required, with the petition being initiated no less than 18 months after the date the local government elected official was sworn in to office, following the same recall timeline currently being used by Elections BC for the recall of Members of the Legislative Assembly.

After the province rejected the recall resolution I reviewed the subject of its return with our local MLA Dan Ashton who told me that this basically leaves the further pursuit of recall legislation in the hands of municipalities and regional districts. If the municipalities wish to reactivate this motion that can be done by petitioning UBCM to put B93 back on the agenda. This can be done through local municipalities or organizations such as SILGA or the RDOS.

Alternatively Council can use the wording of B93 to forward a new resolution requesting recall to UBCM.

Members of the provincial government are subject to recall. I respectfully submit that local government representatives should be subject to recall also and request that council make a submission to put B93 back on the agenda or forward a new motion requesting recall legislation.

In the interests of the approximate 3000 Penticton voters that signed the recall petition I am requesting that council take action on this matter to see that B93 or a similar motion is put back on the UBCM agenda for 2017.

Thank you

Elvena Slump

RESPONSE: Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development

The Province recognizes that democratic and accountable local governments depend on elected officials, such as mayors and councillors, who have the legal authority and responsibility to make decisions on behalf of their communities.

Local government elections provide the fundamental democratic framework around which elected officials are ultimately held accountable for their decisions and actions.

The Province supports local governments taking more responsibility for the ethical conduct for representatives. The Community Charter already contains provisions including disqualification for ethical conduct and conflict of interest issues, among others. For example, if a municipal council member is disqualified from holding local elected office, but continues to act in office, the municipality, by a 2/3 vote of council, or 10 or more electors of a municipality, may apply to the Supreme Court to have that person declared disqualified. Reasons for disqualification include conflict of interest, failure to take the oath of office, unexcused absence from council meetings, and unauthorized expenditures. In addition, there are various tools local governments can use to support and clarify expected standards of behaviour, such as codes of conduct and oaths of office.

Recall legislation for local governments is not being considered at this time.


The Past, Present and Future of Goldman Sachs – Nomi Prins on The Corbett Report

Published on 6 Feb 2017


Of all the investment banks on Wall Street, Goldman Sachs enjoys the most incestuous relationship with Washington, where it has a revolving door at the Treasury Department. As a former managing director at the firm, Nomi Prins is uniquely situated to discuss that relationship and what makes the revolving door so insidious. She joins us today to outline the firm’s past and explore its future with her latest article, “On The Goldmanization Of President Trump.”

Electoral Reform & The “Alt-Right”

Published on 7 Feb 2017

Justin Trudeau has yet again broken another campaign promise as he refuses to reform the Canadian election process out of fear of creating an avenue for the “alt-right” to have a say in the house of commons!