Here I am safe and sound after a glorious week in Maine.
We crossed the border at Stanstead without incident either way. Going through American customs on the way over, the chap asked to look at our trunk which he did cursorily, then waved us on our way. On the way back into Canada, a smiling young woman asked us a couple of questions and speeded us on our way. My understanding is that the next time we see her she will be armed. Does the fact that Canada’s border personnell will be armed make you feel any safer of less safe? Imagine a shootout involving the car ahead of you.
Also recently a female judge in British Columbia ruled that border guards will henceforth require a warrant from a judge to seafch your car. Of course the government is appealing this ruling. Does the policy a border gaurd needs to get a warrant to search your car make you feel safe or less safe?
What is your own experience crossing the Canada=U.S. border or any other?