Comments: McClellan Spinning Time (updated)

"Americans may also have to carry the document to enter Canada."

Well yeah, if they want to be able to go back home.

Posted by Jay at April 6, 2005 11:16 AM

It's just one short step until the American government "in the interest of safety" demands that its citizens carry passports INSIDE the U.S....

Posted by Flanstein at April 6, 2005 01:38 PM

I think most countries - including Canada and the U.S. - expect that we can produce some form of valid ID when requested to do so by a legitimate authority.

Usually a driver's license suffices, but as was noted yesterday, that too is a problem

Posted by Debbye at April 6, 2005 01:51 PM

"It's going to be inconvenient for everyone, not just Canadians, but I wonder if the vital justification in the sixth paragraph of the item will be heard before people express their outrage."

The short answer is, of course, no.

Funny thing about Canadians, too many of them are so maddeningly parochial. I do not believe there is a country on the face of the planet where one is not required to identify oneself when it is requested by someone in authority, such as a cop on the beat. Getting a flipping passport is really no big deal. One needs it to visit virtually any country on the planet, other than the US (for now).

Did I mention that too many Canadians are maddeningly parochial? Which is also why Papa Jean could get away with "we av da bess helt care sysdem in da world" and receive applause. A lot of Canadians really need to get out more.

Did I mention that too many Canadians are maddeningly parochial?

Posted by keith at April 6, 2005 07:17 PM