U.S. pushes for cross-border officers to be exempt from Canadian law: RCMP memo – The Globe and Mail
I don’t know if this is still under discussion but it’s bad thinking. The U.S. wants its border officers to operate in Canada and be exempt from Canadian criminal law. The U.S. sought similar agreements from Iraq and Afghanistan for it’s military soldiers. The problem with this idea is that it fails to distinguish between non-democratic and constitutionally protected countries in that it ignores the basic fundamental principle of our country, being the “rule of law”, which is the principle that nobody is above the law. In other words, every person is subject to the law. It also fails to distinguish between military and civil police forces. This is a discussion we shouldn’t even be having.
U.S. pushes for cross-border officers to be exempt from Canadian law: RCMP memo – The Globe and Mail.