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Dear Canada,

I didn't want to visit you anyway, so you can shove your passport requirement right up your boot.


( 18 comments — Leave a comment )
Jun. 1st, 2009 07:55 pm (UTC)
Pardon my ignorance, but I wasn't aware you needed a passport to go to Canada.
Jun. 1st, 2009 07:55 pm (UTC)
As of today, you do.
Jun. 1st, 2009 07:58 pm (UTC)
Do you know how come?
Jun. 1st, 2009 08:02 pm (UTC)
Yeah, because in 2001 some smart terrorits flew planes into the World Trade Center.
Jun. 1st, 2009 08:10 pm (UTC)
Well, I guess I'm glad to see they got right on that. :-/
Jun. 1st, 2009 08:11 pm (UTC)
lol.. they still haven't really broken ground on the new building or the memorial either. So I think its all moving apace. :-/
Jun. 1st, 2009 07:58 pm (UTC)
I first went to Canada in 2000 and we had to go out of our way to get them to stamp our passports and when they did, they wrote "(courtesy)" next to the stamp.

This is the first time in my life I haven't had a current passport -- I feel so TRAPPED! Especially now that I can't escape to Canada or Mexico! I was waiting to lose a few pounds before committing to a photo that will represent the next ten years but I'm gonna have to just bite the bullet.
Jun. 1st, 2009 08:01 pm (UTC)
Well, maybe i'm just spoiled, but growing up in Detroit you just had to go thru the "interogation" which mainly consisted of the guard asking your citizenship and then seeing if you were drunk or looked like a killer. But now that the terrorist have won, you have to have a passport just to pass from Detroit to Windsor.
Jun. 1st, 2009 08:19 pm (UTC)
I don't believe Canada pushed for the policy change.
Jun. 1st, 2009 08:41 pm (UTC)
'... with all their hockey hullaballoo, and that bitch Anne Murray too.'
Jun. 2nd, 2009 04:09 am (UTC)
Granted this couldn't have been done without the Canadian goverment's involvement, but to suggest that this was a Canadian initiative seems disingenuous - forgive me if you are intending to be sarcastic.

Note this 2005 article in the CBC entitled "US Will Demand Passports from Canadians" - Canadians have been having to carry a passport to enter the US for awhile:

And you know what, I still love your country.

Edit: I see from your new comments that perhaps you weren't being as abrasive about Canada as it felt from your post. It's a crummy situation all around that we can't drive through Detroit in friendship any longer.

Edited at 2009-06-02 04:13 am (UTC)
Jun. 2nd, 2009 04:15 am (UTC)
I was mostly just being silly and stupid.. My girlfriend wanted to go to canada when we are up in detroit next month, but there isn't enough time for us to get our passports.. thats mostly why.
Jun. 2nd, 2009 04:18 am (UTC)
I retract my indignation wholeheartedly. I'm sorry :-)

Like many Canadians my national pride runs deep, but I'm no slouch at saying I'm sorry.
Jun. 2nd, 2009 04:30 am (UTC)
Well, just so you don't think I secretly have some Canada hate i'll tell you three great things about it:

I got to drink when I was 19
CBC channel 9 (from Windsor) taught me that there is GOOD news in the world too
and finally

CBC played Space 1999! :)
Jun. 2nd, 2009 04:35 pm (UTC)
I don't think you need the passport to get into Canada, but to get back into the US.
Jun. 2nd, 2009 06:16 pm (UTC)
I guess this means if I ever leave the US I don't care to come back then! lol
Jun. 2nd, 2009 09:22 pm (UTC)
I tried telling him that if we wanted to go to Canada and never come back, then we could. He never replied :)
Jul. 25th, 2009 11:40 pm (UTC)
Holly here...
Pardon the late notice of the post, but I wondered if you heard of the "Enhanced drivers license" being offered to MI. residents...


There may be a higher fee for the license, but it should relieve us from buying a passport just to head across the border. You guys should've applied for licenses with your folks address while you were here!
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