To Yukon Senator Dan Lang and MP Larry Bagnell:
We write to express our loud opposition to the portions of Bill C-23 that will allow the intrusion of U.S. law onto sovereign Canadian soil.
We strenuously object to the consideration, by our government, to give U.S. border agents the authority to hold and force Canadian citizens to answer any questions they deem fit to ask and possibly refuse re-entry into Canada while they are still in Canada and that would also give U.S. authorities the power to arrest Canadian citizens within Canada.
These provisions, in our opinion, go far beyond the pale of being a good neighbour.
We believe this action is an intolerable surrendering of our Canadian values, rights and freedoms and is tantamount to kissing the butt of the elephant we live next door to.
We implore you to voice your loud opposition to the provisions within Bill C-23 that will hand over outrageous new powers to U.S. border agents within Canada.
Andrea and Florian Lemphers,