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Old 27-07-2016, 08:57   #16
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Re: American Boaters going to Canada, Be Advised...

totally agree... if you have a job to do then just do it politely and efficiently... with a modicum of common sense, which from these 'government workers' and should be reported up the line.
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First of all you gotta follow the rules, no excuses. Secondly remember, many of the men attracted to these jobs of "power" were not properly loved by mommy and daddy and if you don't abide by the law you have to deal with some of these boys.
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Old 27-07-2016, 09:01   #18
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File an appeal!
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Old 27-07-2016, 09:02   #19
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Well I guess I sit on the other side of the fence. The job of a border officer is to protect and enforce the laws of entry, not educate people on the reporting requirements.
That might be the prevailing attitude but it shouldnt be. Educating people does more for security than fines. Make every one entering feel like a criminal and they will just get better at covering their tracks.
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You were lucky it wasn't Mexico !
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I have always assumed that the primary purpose of law enforcement was to generate revenue.

I just figured they were out there looking for money.
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Old 27-07-2016, 09:12   #21
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As a Canadian i would like to apologize

You got a dick head or maybe some guy that was have a bad day after he found his wife in bed with another guy.
You should send your post to Canadian Customs head office and let them check into it

We let every one into Canada
But the true immigrants and people who follow the rules
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I was "educated" once in Palm Beach on returning from the Bahamas.
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Old 27-07-2016, 09:22   #23
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I was "educated" once in Palm Beach on returning from the Bahamas.

What strikes with me is the number of Canadians that have posted apologies on behalf of their country. Outstanding - shows how good these guys are.
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What strikes with me is the number of Canadians that have posted apologies on behalf of their country. Outstanding - shows how good these guys are.
That has been my experience. Maybe CBSA should hire some of the guys on the forum.
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That has been my experience. Maybe CBSA should hire some of the guys on the forum.
NA wouldn't work, those guys would let the bad folks in
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Re: American Boaters going to Canada, Be Advised...

Wow...first..sorry for your ordeal!
I have sailed from the US to Canada (and vice versa) many times and have done exactly what you did. I have always been 100% forthright with the border guards..who are there to serve and protect. It was my understanding that when anyone crosses the border and drops anchor in Canadian waters, they are required to report (as you did). Once the reporting # is obtained, I thought the reporting requirements were met, and you are free to enjoy the country. I did not realize there may be additional reporting requirements if you plan to go ashore. I will need to research this further as I would not want to get caught up in a similar border mess.
As an earlier reply noted, if there were additional reporting requirements, it seems the CANPASS person should have made you aware of any ...before extending a welcome.

I hope you are successful on appeal, (if you plan to do so). Best of luck.
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What would you expect from a Canadian?
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First of all you gotta follow the rules, no excuses. Secondly remember, many of the men attracted to these jobs of "power" were not properly loved by mommy and daddy and if you don't abide by the law you have to deal with some of these boys.
Do you know which rules this gentleman broke? I dont have any idea what he did wrong so there is a good chance I may make exactly the same mistake...unintentionally. I would really appreciate any info you can provide. Or if any border guard is a forum member, perhaps they could educate us on what was done wrong in this case. I assume since NEXUS was mentioned that this gentleman likely lost his NEXUS as well.
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What would you expect from a Canadian?
Not sure I understand your comment. I'm on this guys side...
However...I'm open to the possibility that there is some legal requirement that neither he nor I am aware of.
Finding out what that is..(if in fact he did anything wrong)...and informing the forum may save a lot of us a border nightmare.

...or if you are talking about what to expect form a border guard... I would expect professional courteous conduct ... on both sides of the border.
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What would you expect from a Canadian?
I would expect polite,courteous & professional conduct!!-not a Boss Hawg redneck jackass attitude.

The guys unknowingly broke the law when they landed on Cdn. soil,as opposed to just anchoring without landing.I believe it is a fairly new rule to allow US boaters to "anchor only" in Cdn. waters as a convenience-especially in areas where it may be necessary or more convenient to pass thru Cdn. waters.

http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/travel-voyage/pb-pp-eng.html

The Canpass agent was made fully aware of their intention to land on Cdn. soil (beach & restaurant/winery) & erred in her advice.

The jackass CBP officer could have handled this "honest law breaking" in a much better way. At worst,he could have asked them to leave & return to their vessel. In actual fact,he had the discretion to "clear" them on the spot.

If the facts given are true,the Govt. of my country owes these folks an apology at the very least.
The CBP officer needs "re-training" or......

OP--- PLEASE send a transcript of this by e-mail to:

https://www.canada.ca/en/government/ministers/ralph-goodale.html Fed min. of CBSA
https://www.canada.ca/en/government/ministers/bardish-chagger.html Fed min. of Tourism
http://www.mtc.gov.on.ca/en/home.shtml Ontario min of Tourism

Please let the forum know results.

Very sorry for your non-Canadian treatment!

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