Canada Customs

The Top Ten Rules for Being a Worldly Traveler

Rania Walker | Posted 08.26.2014 | Canada Travel
Rania Walker

My cousin is traveling to Europe with her husband for the first time and a flood of memories and recent experiences prompted me to recall our own learnings over the years. Whether you're traveling near or far, there are some regional tips and general etiquette that all tourists should keep in mind.

Customs Giving Cross-Border Shoppers A Free Pass: Report

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.23.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Busy Canadian border guards are giving many shoppers a pass on paying taxes and duties when they return from the United States, says an inter...

Rihanna Shouts 'F*ck Customs!' During Winnipeg Concert

Sandra Charron | Posted 05.28.2013 | Canada Living
Sandra Charron

To all the Justin Bieber haters, I have this to say: he has more class in his underwear-showing backside than Rihanna will ever have. Say what you will about the kid, but he doesn't feel it necessary to scream vulgarities into his mic while he's on a stage.

Border Agent Survey Asking About Hookers, Drugs Crossing The Line?

CBC | Posted 12.02.2012 | Canada Politics

Ottawa says a collection of deeply personal questions posed to employees at the Canada Border Services Agency is justified and needed to ensure public...

New Duty Rules Mean Bigger Cross-Border Shopping Hauls: Survey

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.24.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canadians are in a U.S. shopping state of mind this summer thanks to changes in regulations that allow them to buy more without paying duty, ...

War on Mexican Drugs Not Fast and Furious Enough

Miranda Frum | Posted 12.13.2011 | Canada
Miranda Frum

The government is aware that American guns are travelling into the hands of very dangerous people, however nothing is really done. Rick Perry has spoken of a potential American involvement in Mexico, complete with sending troops over the border and maintaining order. But is this effective?

Respecting Canadians' Privacy in the Decade After 9/11

Jennifer Stoddart | Posted 11.08.2011 | Canada
Jennifer Stoddart

Understandably, due to the tragedy of 10 years ago, governments have sought stronger security. But, as the pursuit of greater security continues, it doesn't have to come at privacy's expense. Privacy is not an unconditional entitlement and there may be cases when its protections must give way to meet a greater good.