With the election in the U.S. looming, “national security” has been a buzz phrase that has come up in some circles you may have missed regarding Canada and its relations to the United States.
Maria Celeste Arraras, a Telemundo journalist, Donald Trump and also a report on the Soo locks that came out recently, has “national security” coming up in Can-U.S. relations.
Arraras challenged Trump on whether he was focused on the right border, in regards to his threat of building a wall across the Mexican border, and given that ISIS has called upon its supporters to launch terrorist attacks in Canada, she believes Canada is a major threat.
”U.S. officials have warned that it is the Canadian border which is the most significant threat,” María Celeste Arraras asked, in an apparent reference to terrorism. ”You have said that you will not build a wall in Canada… Isn’t that like closing the front door, and leaving the back door open?”
Bestselling author, Emmy Award winner and Journalist, she is the co-host of the internationally acclaimed Noticiero Telemundo Newscast.
Again the case for building a new lock at Sault Ste. Marie for “national security” received a big boost with the publication of a report by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, which detailed the critical importance of the locks to the U.S. economy.
The report, titled: “The Perils of Efficiency: An Analysis of an Unexpected Closure of the Poe Lock and Its Impact” was completed in October of 2015, and reported in Mlive.com on March 13, 2016.
The report called for a new lock if the possibility of the current locks were damaged by terrorist activity.
Regardless of the reasons this apparent threat has Americans talking about Canada in ways we may not pick up on.