Why does the Canadian government hate Americans?Submitted by lancealotlink on Tue, 03/05/2013 - 12:21
In the early 90s when I was stationed in Seattle, I used to take my bike across the ferry to Vancouver BC.I would take my drivers license I didn't even need a passport and show it to the Canadian border patrol and get across no problem.
I have been told by colleagues in my industry now that this is a very different situation today and that if you as an American have anything on your record it is nearly impossible to get across the border in Canada.
A truck driver who might have a 20-year-old DWI is no longer allowed into Canada and even if you don't have anything on your record the red tape, bureaucracy and background checks makes it a very lengthy process.
I think it is a shame that these two countries who are neighbors and once considered themselves very strong allies seem to no longer cooperate with each other on border traffic.
My question is this do Canadians have just as much of a problem getting across the American border as Americans do to get across the Canadian border?