Strypes, I'm also sorry for that reception
. Assuming the incident is as you related it, that was unnecessarily heavy handed.
Without thoroughly reviewing the regulations
, I'd say
- first, write down all of the details as you recall
them, including names, dates, times, official numbers. Have your friends, wives, witnesses do the same. Keep any supporting documents you have, including your original notes.
- you may have encountered a bad apple, or just one who elected not to give you any favourable consideration when he had the discretion to do so.
- appeal this matter through whatever means the CBSA website allows
- write the Minister responsible, copy the local Member
of Parliment, & the Town
- consider the need for a legal
- you may have a defence of due diligence
- you definitely want to get this off your record
, or at least have an appeal on record
. Having such a conviction will be a noose around your neck for the rest of your life!
- who were the funds paid to? I assume you have receipts? Confirm payment was made to the Receiver General for Canada