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The Canadian Peril

Why they're checking passports at the border now.

Feb 11, 2008, Vol. 13, No. 21 • By OLIVIER GUITTA
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Stewart Bell, National Post reporter and author of the eye-opening Cold Terror: How Canada Nurtures and Exports Terrorism Around the World (2004, updated in 2007), quotes an unnamed Russian security official telling a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer, "Canada is the land of trusting fools." The message for its southern neighbor: Beware.

Olivier Guitta is an adjunct fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies and the founder of the newsletter the Croissant.