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(CBC)   Over 18000 people try to visit their girlfriend in Canada, you wouldn't know her   (cbc.ca) divider line
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2020-09-07 4:53:10 AM  
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Breakfast Club: Brian's Canadian FWB
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2020-09-07 4:57:07 AM  
I'm trying to get home to Halifax for Christmas but there's no way I'm self-quarantining the entire time.

So knock it off, America. I can't spend 12 days alone with my Mom.
 
2020-09-07 5:03:59 AM  
Now tell us about the other direction!
 
2020-09-07 5:08:18 AM  
Her name is Alberta, she lives in Vancouver
 
2020-09-07 5:11:06 AM  
I wonder what would happen if any tried to claim refugee status. Canada has a tradition of taking in conscientious objectors (Vietnam draftees) and some people will fall under protected status (BIPOC, undocumented aliens, etc...). We've had a bunch of claims since Trump was elected, but I believe the bar for entry has been too high for most claimants.

As a Canadian, I would be okay with this, provided they met the criteria and tested negative for covid. We're having a field day picking up all sorts of talent that would normally go to the US, and have a humanitarian obligation as well.

/please don't invade us
//stop using Alaska as an excuse to cross and be a douche
 
2020-09-07 5:16:09 AM  
Feck off, plague rats, eh?

//Canadian
//not sorry
 
2020-09-07 5:17:27 AM  
My friend lives up in Victoria and she said that it's common to report Americans right now.  Any license plates and people with obvious accents get called in.  And rightly so.
 
2020-09-07 5:21:31 AM  
I should add that US citizens are supposed to be allowed to pass through to Alaska, but it seems that's used as an excuse to vacation and otherwise fark off.  It's just like the Sioux territories in South Dakota. You can pass through, but you ain't hanging around.
 
2020-09-07 5:30:38 AM  

smileyphase: BIPOC


Had to look that up. It sounded like some sort of military term for a rocket delivery system and not the 50th term in the 'whites vs. world' culture thing. Lame.
 
2020-09-07 5:33:57 AM  

vrax: My friend lives up in Victoria and she said that it's common to report Americans right now.  Any license plates and people with obvious accents get called in.  And rightly so.


Not surprising, we've only had 65 reported cases in Victoria and the surrounding lower island.  We get annoyed when we see out of province plates.
 
2020-09-07 5:38:19 AM  

vrax: My friend lives up in Victoria...


uh, phrasing please
 
2020-09-07 5:41:48 AM  

smileyphase: I wonder what would happen if any tried to claim refugee status. Canada has a tradition of taking in conscientious objectors (Vietnam draftees) and some people will fall under protected status (BIPOC, undocumented aliens, etc...). We've had a bunch of claims since Trump was elected, but I believe the bar for entry has been too high for most claimants.

As a Canadian, I would be okay with this, provided they met the criteria and tested negative for covid. We're having a field day picking up all sorts of talent that would normally go to the US, and have a humanitarian obligation as well.

/please don't invade us
//stop using Alaska as an excuse to cross and be a douche


Refugee or not the border is closed.  They would be sent back.  Once the borders open, they could though.
 
2020-09-07 5:55:37 AM  

Pugdaddyk: vrax: My friend lives up in Victoria...

uh, phrasing please


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2020-09-07 6:03:39 AM  

Bullitt: I'm trying to get home to Halifax for Christmas but there's no way I'm self-quarantining the entire time.

So knock it off, America. I can't spend 12 days alone with my Mom.


Then you ain't coming home.

Stay down there with the heathens and rats.
 
2020-09-07 6:25:39 AM  
She's real to me, ok?
 
2020-09-07 6:33:48 AM  
18000 Americans

1 Canadian girlfriend

/submitter fail English
//me? unpossible
 
2020-09-07 7:32:10 AM  
The first wave of refugees from a horrible shiathole country on their border.
 
2020-09-07 7:33:58 AM  

Paddy: Now tell us about the other direction!



there is no other direction.  Canadians aren't stupid.
 
2020-09-07 7:34:24 AM  

Armchair_Invective: The first wave of refugees from a horrible shiathole country on their border.


thank you
 
2020-09-07 7:36:03 AM  

vrax: My friend lives up in Victoria and she said that it's common to report Americans right now.  Any license plates and people with obvious accents get called in.  And rightly so.


Canadians know where the threat is coming from.
 
2020-09-07 7:37:35 AM  
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2020-09-07 7:41:08 AM  
The economic devistation in NW Ontario from a lost fishing tourist season is going to be felt for years.

How many lodge owners and guides are shiat out of luck?

Hopefully next year they can sort out a plague rat one week quarantine cabin and boat only policy.
 
2020-09-07 7:58:19 AM  
President Biden will solve this with a 3 month lockdown and mandatory vaccine.  We will stop this virus
 
2020-09-07 8:06:02 AM  
Get your s*** together, America - then we'll talk.
 
2020-09-07 8:45:08 AM  

NathanAllen: The economic devistation in NW Ontario from a lost fishing tourist season is going to be felt for years.

How many lodge owners and guides are shiat out of luck?

Hopefully next year they can sort out a plague rat one week quarantine cabin and boat only policy.


Dafuq you talking about? Outfitters are busier than they've ever been. Domestic tourism is through the roof.
 
2020-09-07 9:25:40 AM  
We typically cross into ON several times each year at Sault Ste. Marie ON/MI.  During our (usually) extended wait time on the International Bridge, I have an opportunity to take a look at the vehicles departing Canada.  It usually runs about 98% ON plates.  I think that the WalMart in the US Soo and the surrounding casinos may be taking a beating.
 
2020-09-07 9:38:56 AM  

vrax: My friend lives up in Victoria and she said that it's common to report Americans right now.  Any license plates and people with obvious accents get called in.  And rightly so.


At least one could fly to Alaska. Think of the poor residents of Point Roberts. There is literally no way to enter or leave without passing through Canada.
 
2020-09-07 9:39:10 AM  
stay the fark out of our country
 
2020-09-07 9:45:37 AM  

Be polite walk on the right: 18000 Americans

1 Canadian girlfriend

/submitter fail English
//me? unpossible


Yeah, well, she is the town bike...
 
2020-09-07 10:37:54 AM  

NathanAllen: The economic devistation in NW Ontario from a lost fishing tourist season is going to be felt for years.

How many lodge owners and guides are shiat out of luck?

Hopefully next year they can sort out a plague rat one week quarantine cabin and boat only policy.


What good would a 1 week quarantine be with a disease that has a 2 week infection window?
 
2020-09-07 10:39:58 AM  

Pugdaddyk: vrax: My friend lives up in Victoria...

uh, phrasing please


At least it wasn't Regina.
 
2020-09-07 11:12:42 AM  

God-is-a-Taco: smileyphase: BIPOC

Had to look that up. It sounded like some sort of military term for a rocket delivery system and not the 50th term in the 'whites vs. world' culture thing. Lame.


I don't really like the term, but it is a start. It's going to get into the LGBTQ2S..... territory. One group excluded is Jews.
The thing is, inclusive terms is better than 'everyone else'.

It's hard to keep up with the names and changes, and there is no central authority, but it is important to do to be an ally.
 
2020-09-07 12:09:37 PM  
"That pattern prompted the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) to remind people about the ban on non-essential travel before the Labour Day weekend - traditionally a busy time for cross-border visits."

Story published on the Sunday of that weekend.
Good jorb!
 
2020-09-07 12:25:37 PM  

NathanAllen: The economic devistation in NW Ontario from a lost fishing tourist season is going to be felt for years.

How many lodge owners and guides are shiat out of luck?

Hopefully next year they can sort out a plague rat one week quarantine cabin and boat only policy.


We thought about going to the cottage if they would allow us in with a strict quarantine rule...except for a couple of details:  taking enough food to last us two weeks and the inevitable trip to town for a crucial bit of hardware to get the water/Hydro up and running.
 
2020-09-07 12:40:36 PM  
Becky? From Burlington? Does the butt stuff?
 
2020-09-07 12:42:39 PM  
I'm so glad I immigrated when I did. (2005)
 
2020-09-07 12:43:24 PM  

Satampra Zeiros: Becky? From Burlington? Does the butt stuff?


nobody in Burlington does butt stuff. That's why they go to rub and tugs in Guelph.
 
2020-09-07 12:48:51 PM  

BMulligan: vrax: My friend lives up in Victoria and she said that it's common to report Americans right now.  Any license plates and people with obvious accents get called in.  And rightly so.

At least one could fly to Alaska. Think of the poor residents of Point Roberts. There is literally no way to enter or leave without passing through Canada.


https://bc.ctvnews.ca/marooned-point-​r​oberts-residents-could-be-getting-free​-ferry-service-to-blaine-1.5064055

I would be OK granting a border exemption if and only if there was a way of guaranteeing that every car would drive directly to the other border crossing. Put a GPS tracker + transmitter on each car or something, with police alerted if one leaves the highway or stops for too long.
 
2020-09-07 12:53:16 PM  

vrax: My friend lives up in Victoria and she said that it's common to report Americans right now.  Any license plates and people with obvious accents get called in.  And rightly so.



"I ain't from Bahwston! I'm a fahkin Canadian motha fahka, look at mah fahkin hockey shirt"
 
2020-09-07 12:58:51 PM  

WelldeadLink: "That pattern prompted the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) to remind people about the ban on non-essential travel before the Labour Day weekend - traditionally a busy time for cross-border visits."

Story published on the Sunday of that weekend.
Good jorb!


Wut?  The press release came out on August 31st.  The article is about people showing up anyways.

https://www.canada.ca/en/border-servi​c​es-agency/news/2020/08/travel-restrict​ions-to-canada-remain-in-place-for-sep​tember-long-weekend.html
 
2020-09-07 12:59:50 PM  

towatchoverme: Dafuq you talking about? Outfitters are busier than they've ever been. Domestic tourism is through the roof.


Yeah, even a world-wide disaster isnt enough to keep these brave warriors away from their very basic desires to KILL EVERYTHING THEY CAN LEGALLY KILL..

Because its all about you, and your need to demonstrate how youre not afraid.

/thats why they need $50000 worth of gear to go on a 2-day hunting trip.
//its just them, ther guide, and their space-age technology.  RUGGED AND MANLY
 
2020-09-07 1:07:42 PM  

smileyphase: I wonder what would happen if any tried to claim refugee status. Canada has a tradition of taking in conscientious objectors (Vietnam draftees) and some people will fall under protected status (BIPOC, undocumented aliens, etc...). We've had a bunch of claims since Trump was elected, but I believe the bar for entry has been too high for most claimants.

As a Canadian, I would be okay with this, provided they met the criteria and tested negative for covid. We're having a field day picking up all sorts of talent that would normally go to the US, and have a humanitarian obligation as well.

/please don't invade us
//stop using Alaska as an excuse to cross and be a douche


Seriously, if worse comes to worse in the coming months, what do you think it would take for Canada to take U.S. citizens? Those with Democrat party leadership or politician positions? Would vocal scientists, BLM activists, or investigative reporters qualify for asylum? What about simply being Black or gay? How high profile would a person actually have to be?
 
2020-09-07 1:39:57 PM  

Ms. Hushpuppy: smileyphase: I wonder what would happen if any tried to claim refugee status. Canada has a tradition of taking in conscientious objectors (Vietnam draftees) and some people will fall under protected status (BIPOC, undocumented aliens, etc...). We've had a bunch of claims since Trump was elected, but I believe the bar for entry has been too high for most claimants.

As a Canadian, I would be okay with this, provided they met the criteria and tested negative for covid. We're having a field day picking up all sorts of talent that would normally go to the US, and have a humanitarian obligation as well.

/please don't invade us
//stop using Alaska as an excuse to cross and be a douche

Seriously, if worse comes to worse in the coming months, what do you think it would take for Canada to take U.S. citizens? Those with Democrat party leadership or politician positions? Would vocal scientists, BLM activists, or investigative reporters qualify for asylum? What about simply being Black or gay? How high profile would a person actually have to be?


We already do, it's just extremely rare.
 
2020-09-07 2:08:08 PM  

mrshowrules: WelldeadLink: "That pattern prompted the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) to remind people about the ban on non-essential travel before the Labour Day weekend - traditionally a busy time for cross-border visits."

Story published on the Sunday of that weekend.
Good jorb!

Wut?  The press release came out on August 31st.  The article is about people showing up anyways.

https://www.canada.ca/en/border-servic​es-agency/news/2020/08/travel-restrict​ions-to-canada-remain-in-place-for-sep​tember-long-weekend.html


"According to statistics from the CBSA, 18,431 people were denied entry to Canada between March 22 and Sept. 2 because their trips were deemed "discretionary." "

Yup, the article is clearly about people showing up after the August 31st press release. Darn those time travelers anyway.
 
2020-09-07 8:06:49 PM  

towatchoverme: NathanAllen: The economic devistation in NW Ontario from a lost fishing tourist season is going to be felt for years.

How many lodge owners and guides are shiat out of luck?

Hopefully next year they can sort out a plague rat one week quarantine cabin and boat only policy.

Dafuq you talking about? Outfitters are busier than they've ever been. Domestic tourism is through the roof.


My BIL couldn't keep boats/boat motors/kayaks/paddle boards in stock; flying off the shelves.  You couldn't buy a sea doo/jet ski between Montreal and Barrie (without a 100% markup).  Northern Ontario, I dunno.
 
2020-09-07 11:59:32 PM  

Ms. Hushpuppy: smileyphase: I wonder what would happen if any tried to claim refugee status. Canada has a tradition of taking in conscientious objectors (Vietnam draftees) and some people will fall under protected status (BIPOC, undocumented aliens, etc...). We've had a bunch of claims since Trump was elected, but I believe the bar for entry has been too high for most claimants.

As a Canadian, I would be okay with this, provided they met the criteria and tested negative for covid. We're having a field day picking up all sorts of talent that would normally go to the US, and have a humanitarian obligation as well.

/please don't invade us
//stop using Alaska as an excuse to cross and be a douche

Seriously, if worse comes to worse in the coming months, what do you think it would take for Canada to take U.S. citizens? Those with Democrat party leadership or politician positions? Would vocal scientists, BLM activists, or investigative reporters qualify for asylum? What about simply being Black or gay? How high profile would a person actually have to be?


Not necessarily high profile. Just evidence of persecution is needed. Not potential harm, but actual danger.

This said, Canada is likely on its way out of the Safe Third Country Agreement due to how the States treats refugees. This is a very bad sign of the future, for the States.

Due to Covid, Canada is also turning away people making refugee claims at places other than ports of entry. So the claim needs to be made at a border crossing.
 
2020-09-08 5:18:52 AM  
You should build a wall, make the US pay for it, and send troops to the border to keep those caravans of diseases from the south out.

What happened to the smug holier-than-thou Farkers from up north?  Did something happen to change your minds about those slogans?
 
2020-09-08 1:05:20 PM  

recombobulator: You should build a wall, make the US pay for it, and send troops to the border to keep those caravans of diseases from the south out.

What happened to the smug holier-than-thou Farkers from up north?  Did something happen to change your minds about those slogans?


Well, no - we're just going to solve the problem the way Canadians always do, with a fair albeit slightly bureaucratic application process.

Unless you WANT to be locked in a cage.

I mean ... you do you.
 
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