Thursday, 15 November 2007

Another border security story

I am sorry if this seems like an obsession but this story is too good to pass up.

Firefighters on both sides of the US/Canada border have been helping each other for years. But border security decided to hold up a fire truck - with bells and lights on - from going from Quebec to New York to help fight a fire.

It is wonderful how these officials think. Obviously firemen going about their job must be some kind threat. They are equipped with axes after all.

UPDATE

This is not an isolated incident: this story from today's Province tells how they stopped an emergency ambulance with a patient in need of urgent care - this time at the Windsor-Detroit crossing. Is there some rule that says border guards must have absolutely no common sense at all?

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