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Old 06-14-2013, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Jamestown, NY
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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Just a point to the American readers of this post.

Canada does NOT require a US passport, to enter our country. You can enter Canada with a US birth certificate and a US State driver's licence, or a State issued "Enhanced Driver's Licence " or a NEXUS card. Children under 16, who are US citizens, are only required to present a US birth certificate, when crossing the border, with their Parent(s) .

The problem with that method, for US adults , is that when you RETURN to the US side, the US border inspectors will demand a US PASSPORT, as poof positive of your US citizenship status. This has been US law since July of 2009. This applies to ALL persons, from ANY country, anywhere in the world.

This US law has nothing at all to do with Canada.................It is a US law requirement.

The exact SAME rules apply to a Canadian citizen, who wants to enter the USA. Passport, please ?

As for the comparison between Niagara Falls, NY or Ontario.

Based on safety alone, I'd say that the Ontario side is head and shoulders above the NY side. No body in Canada is allowed to go around carrying a hand gun, and our overall crime stats, across the country, are at a FOURTY YEAR LOW. The largest city in Canada is Toronto. Chicago and Toronto are even in population numbers, BUT Chicago has five times the number of homicides that Toronto has, per year.

Jim b

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Old 06-14-2013, 11:01 PM
 
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Just a point to the American readers of this post.

Canada does NOT require a US passport, to enter our country. You can enter Canada with a US birth certificate and a US State driver's licence, or a State issued "Enhanced Driver's Licence " or a NEXUS card. Children under 16, who are US citizens, are only required to present a US birth certificate, when crossing the border, with their Parent(s) .

The problem with that method, for US adults , is that when you RETURN to the US side, the US border inspectors will demand a US PASSPORT, as poof positive of your US citizenship status. This has been US law since July of 2009. This applies to ALL persons, from ANY country, anywhere in the world.

This US law has nothing at all to do with Canada.................It is a US law requirement.

The exact SAME rules apply to a Canadian citizen, who wants to enter the USA. Passport, please ?

As for the comparison between Niagara Falls, NY or Ontario.

Based on safety alone, I'd say that the Ontario side is head and shoulders above the NY side. No body in Canada is allowed to go around carrying a hand gun, and our overall crime stats, across the country, are at a FOURTY YEAR LOW. The largest city in Canada is Toronto. Chicago and Toronto are even in population numbers, BUT Chicago has five times the number of homicides that Toronto has, per year.

Jim b

Toronto.
Jim,

NY Enhanced Licenses/ID cards (adult) are proof of US citizenship and part of the Western Hemisphere Initiative and usable for car and boat traffic to Canada. It was actually more of a pain than getting my passport!
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Old 06-20-2013, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in America
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Jim,

NY Enhanced Licenses/ID cards (adult) are proof of US citizenship and part of the Western Hemisphere Initiative and usable for car and boat traffic to Canada. It was actually more of a pain than getting my passport!
I was just going to say this! I've been looking at upgrading my license and the only thing not asked for - YET - is a blood test! If you already have a license, why do you need to prove everything on it with 4-10 sheets of paper? Makes no sense. Seriously looking at a passport instead. Costs more, but might be easier since there's less hassle!

The NYS Enhanced License also works for Mexico and I think parts of the Caribbean or some of the islands down there. They're getting so out of hand. Soon you'll need a passport to get down your own street!
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Old 06-20-2013, 04:06 PM
 
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The largest city in Canada is Toronto. Chicago and Toronto are even in population numbers, BUT Chicago has five times the number of homicides that Toronto has, per year.
Chicago actually has Ten times as many homicides as Toronto.
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Old 06-20-2013, 06:20 PM
 
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Just a point to the American readers of this post.

Canada does NOT require a US passport, to enter our country. You can enter Canada with a US birth certificate and a US State driver's licence, or a State issued "Enhanced Driver's Licence " or a NEXUS card. Children under 16, who are US citizens, are only required to present a US birth certificate, when crossing the border, with their Parent(s) .

The problem with that method, for US adults , is that when you RETURN to the US side, the US border inspectors will demand a US PASSPORT, as poof positive of your US citizenship status. This has been US law since July of 2009. This applies to ALL persons, from ANY country, anywhere in the world.

This US law has nothing at all to do with Canada.................It is a US law requirement.

The exact SAME rules apply to a Canadian citizen, who wants to enter the USA. Passport, please ?

As for the comparison between Niagara Falls, NY or Ontario.

Based on safety alone, I'd say that the Ontario side is head and shoulders above the NY side. No body in Canada is allowed to go around carrying a hand gun, and our overall crime stats, across the country, are at a FOURTY YEAR LOW. The largest city in Canada is Toronto. Chicago and Toronto are even in population numbers, BUT Chicago has five times the number of homicides that Toronto has, per year.

Jim b

Toronto.
Canadian cities largely safe but rising gun violence ?disturbing? - Canada - CBC News

Yeah? 34% increase? Maybe they are figuring out the citizens aren't armed and they are easy targets. Carrying a weapon levels a playing field. If a bunch of thugs corner me in the dark, running and calling 911 won't do much to help me. But drawing my gun will stop them immediately. If the situation continues, I have full ability to defend myself with lethal force.

The problem in the US is the gang violence. I think it's mostly drug related (thus another symptom of the war on drugs) that causes most of these issues. We aren't going to give up guns any time soon. They are very important to ensure our republic stays free.
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:56 PM
 
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Not to hijack your thread but I got a rep about someone complaining that I brought up a strip club and it's the second time I did so on here. I should "think of my daughter". First of all, person that doesn't have the balls to message me with their screen name, these excursions were when I was 21, before my daughter. Second, I have gone to them AFTER my daughter with friends. So sorry you have a major issue with strip clubs. I bring them up only because they are well known to be great in Canada. NY is devoid of good ones because of nudity laws.

Either way, please keep your stupid comments to yourself. You don't know me. You don't know my family. Want to contact me? Be a man (or woman) and message me. Otherwise, go away troll.
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Old 06-21-2013, 06:04 AM
 
Location: Jamestown, NY
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Canadian cities largely safe but rising gun violence ?disturbing? - Canada - CBC News

Yeah? 34% increase? Maybe they are figuring out the citizens aren't armed and they are easy targets. Carrying a weapon levels a playing field. If a bunch of thugs corner me in the dark, running and calling 911 won't do much to help me. But drawing my gun will stop them immediately. If the situation continues, I have full ability to defend myself with lethal force.

The problem in the US is the gang violence. I think it's mostly drug related (thus another symptom of the war on drugs) that causes most of these issues. We aren't going to give up guns any time soon. They are very important to ensure our republic stays free.
I think that the problem with gun violence in the US is people like you who seem to be only too ready to use guns. More non-LEOs are killed/injured in accidental shootings than "save" themselves or someone else from attacks.
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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I served in the Canadian Forces, for thirty years. I was a Military Police investigator, and I was armed while I was on duty. Having said that, I have never felt the need to be armed while going about my daily private life, here in Canada.

Americans are entitled to their opinions about being armed, in their country. Where I have a problem is when they assume that life in my country is "just the same as in the States ".

It isn't.

And we like it that way.

Jim b

Toronto.
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Old 06-21-2013, 01:09 PM
 
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I think that the problem with gun violence in the US is people like you who seem to be only too ready to use guns. More non-LEOs are killed/injured in accidental shootings than "save" themselves or someone else from attacks.
You are so full of crap. Please provide a reliable source for your claim. If you take away 4 cities (Detroit, Chicago, Washington DC, and New Orleans) then we drop to 4th from the bottom. These 4 cities are some of the most restrictive in gun control. People being saved don't always report. Pulling out a gun, hell just carrying the gun deters an easy score for a criminal.
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