B Channel News on Dec 8, 2009
Amy Goodman Gets Brilliant Story Idea from Canadian Border Guards
by Lalo Espejo
Nov 27th, 2009
Amy Goodman and why her next Column is likely to be “The Police State North of the 49th Parallel” Laugh, cry, but whatever you do, read on.
Well, it’s official. Suspicion of criticizing the 2010 Olympics gets you on a watch list at the Canadian border. Want to come to Canada and discuss the environmental shame that is the tar sands? Go ahead. Want to meddle in Canadian military policy in Afghanistan? Fill your boots. Want to criticize the Government’s position on Global Warming? Whatever, dude.
But if you cross the border and you’ve got that look on your face that says “The ice on the luge track might be a bit slushy if El Niño makes its way through,” then watch out! The Canadian Border Services Agency will not tolerate any Olympic dissent!
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