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Old 10-08-2011, 12:34   #46
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I can't remember the last time terrorists tried to attack or attacked Canada.
The War of 1812.
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Re: International Border Incident

Oh, there was those little bombing incidents of the FLQ, where the war measures act was declared by the government of the day. And the assassination of the Quebec Cabinet Minister and kidnapping of the British Ambassador (?). Of course not many Americans would have heard about that. It would require a news service that wasn't totally inward looking and a bit of memory going back to the 60's and 70's. And of course there was the "gang of 18" (don't search for it you will only get a gang of 18 US Senators...is that homegrown terrorism or what?). But they don't really count because they were stopped before they could carry out any of their plans.

So, unfortunately we do have experience with terrorist factions.

Oops, I erred. It is the "Toronto 18".
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1812. It was in all the papers...

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Yeah, I saw it in the Times, but that was a war against the Brits not the Canucks.
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The War of 1812.
Those weren't terrorists. That was a declared war between governments.
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Michael, I loved your 1812 response. There is no reason to fortify the US/Canadian border. I sailed back and forth across it for years with ease. I wonder if a coalition of sailing groups might convince the government [ours, that is] to make it as super easy for sailing back and forth as it used to be. I wonder how we could apply pressure to do just that?
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The War of 1812.

Wasn't that the war that WE burnt down was is now the White House, which had to be painted white after it was set on fire????

And as far as the OP, the St Lawrence is maybe a few miles across at points, very difficult to stay on "your" side.
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Yeah, I saw it in the Times, but that was a war against the Brits not the Canucks.
Well, that's because there weren't any Canadians then, so there!
In this light, the last terrorist activity which threatened the border of an actual Canada was the continuation of the "Pig and Potato War" which was happening right at Canada's conception...or birth...or whatever...

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Hi all, this thread gave me pause. I'm traveling down from Lake Huron heading to Lake Erie. As I understood it if I stopped to dock I call in? (or fuel etc). Or do I need to call in prior to arriving as I cross into Canadian water? We will have passports and no firearms or unusual items. I'm one to not push the limits of a law.

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Coming into Canada all you have to do is call in.

Going into the US you require a customs sticker if your boat is over 30'. You can get it on line (site is a pain) They will except the tracking number from your computer receipt.

You need to enter a port with a video terminal I believe the official name is OARS. If all have a passport it is a painless experiances.
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Well, that's because there weren't any Canadians then, so there!
In this light, the last terrorist activity which threatened the border of an actual Canada was the continuation of the "Pig and Potato War" which was happening right at Canada's conception...or birth...or whatever...

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What about the Fenian Raids?
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I can't remember the last time terrorists tried to attack or attacked Canada.
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Have no desire to visit Canada since some of my friends were trying to attend a convention up there. The driver had a dui 20 years ago......they turned him away. The driver was in his mid 60's and had no other criminal record.

A little absurd IMHO
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What about the Fenian Raids?
Am guessing that the feeling is Canada could not have been threatened until there WAS a Canada - July 1 1867. Fenian raids were in 1866...

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Am guessing that the feeling is Canada could not have been threatened until there WAS a Canada - July 1 1867. Fenian raids were in 1866...

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There were five raids.

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The Fenian raids of the Fenian Brotherhood based in the United States on British army forts, customs posts and other targets in Canada were fought in order to bring pressure on Britain to withdraw from Ireland, between 1866 and 1871.
BTW - prior to 1867 there were TWO Canadas.
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There were five raids.
Last effort in Canada was 1870. The 1871 event was terminated in the US before it got to Canada. In any event, the Pig and Potato War went on until November of 1872, ergo later in the history of an extant Canada...

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Those that give up liberty for security deserve neither...

This country is in trouble. I'm ashamed of her, what she has become. Post 9/11 be damned, charging neighboring country's for use on a shared lake? Absurd!!
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