Friday, February 11, 2022

Sure, that'll work.

Uh huh ...

"We have a plan! Well, actually, it's a plan for looking at two considerations for more looking at a consideration for a plan."

P.S. It seems to me that, at the very least, Canadian authorities should be compiling a list of big rigs that have been clearly identified as actively participating in these blockades, and pass on that info to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), with the understanding that those vehicles will be permanently barred by the CBP from entering the U.S. ever again.

You don't need to threaten anyone or even move any trucks -- just make a list and hand it over quietly, whereupon those truckers will learn of their problem the next time they try to enter the United States and find out that's not happening.

The best part is that there is very little recourse for such truckers; the CBP has proven over the years that it can be quite arbitrary in its decisions, and it certainly won't put up with truckers blocking entry into the U.S. for the purpose of arguing with them.

This should be happening as we speak and, if it isn't, there better be a good reason why not.

P.P.S. The above does not just apply to big rigs; it should also include all those pickup trucks and SUVs. After all, we would hate to discriminate.


Anonymous said...

Ford was totally AWOL on the occupation of Ottawa, happy to let Trudeau take the rap. But now his business backers are losing millions, so he's got to do something. He could start by giving police the authority to suspend the commercial license of any trucker participating in blockades and occupations. You hit our wallets and we'll hit yours.

CC said...

Anon: I agree with the above, but understand that this would require establishing that Canadian law enforcement has the authority to do this, and as this is a *Canadian* action, the truckers might take this to court, etc, etc.

The beauty of letting the U.S. CBP handle it is that the truckers would have sweet fuck all in the way of any standing to dispute their ban. If the CBP doesn't want you in, you don't get in, and they have no obligation to explain anything to you.

Anonymous said...

Why leave it to the Canadian government to do that? A concerned citizen could review photo and video of the event and email a list of licenses, including the documentary evidence, to the CBP themselves.

Maybe I have found something to do with my time this weekend instead of playing grinding levels in Genshin Impact.