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The BorderLd that North America is no longer a uiet neighbourhood and made our relationship with the US one of the most pressing uestions facing CanadiansThe porousness of the border is sure to be problematic as the world becomes troubled Canadian officials complain of American pornography drugs untaxed cigarettes and especially guns moving northwards For their part the FBI and US Customs Service blame Canada for the infiltration of Chinese gangs smuggling immigrants and urgently third world terrorist cells based north of the borderDrawing deeply from history and anecdote Laxer shows that for all our neighbourly good will the Canada US border has been contentious since the American War.
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The Border Free read » PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ð ⚦ The Border Books ✫ Author James Laxer – Danpashley.co.uk Insightful prescient and often funny The Border explores what it means to be Canadian and what Canada means to the giant to our southIf good fences make good neighbours do we have the sort of fenOf Independence In the mid s the Americans tried to seize the west coast up to the th parallel On the other hand until the Canadian Army’s “Defence Scheme Number One” was to launch a surprise attack on the US with Mexico and Japan as alliesBut beyond the fraught politics of the border Laxer discovers another legacy as well Travelling the country from Campobello island in the east to Richmond BC in the west all the way up to the Alaska panhandle in the north Laxer meets people who live within a stone’s throw of the foreigners on the other side and who share with him tales of friendship and rivalry smuggling and trade that have shaped the character of their communities.
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Insightful prescient and often funny The Border explores what it means to be Canadian and what Canada means to the giant to our southIf good fences make good neighbours do we have the sort of fence that will allow us to maintain neighbourly relations with the world’s only superpowerIn The Border well known political scientist and journalist James Laxer explores this uestion by taking the reader on a compelling mile journey into culture politics history and the future of Canadian sovereigntyLong ignored or celebrated as “the world’s longest undefended border” the line between us and the US is now a stress point The attacks on the World Trade Center announced to the wor.