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>Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2004 00:00:08 -0700
>From: Kevan Rhead <krhead@...>
>Subject: NB info
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>Please note this information from the Toronto Sun which curiously does not
>seem to be reported in Edmonton papers.
>Funny that our government will give out our present personal financial
>information and not the 1911 census.
>Yanks will see your tax data
>Canada To Turn Over Citizen Tax Data To US
>By Tom Godfrey
>Toronto Sun, 9 January 2004
>U.S. border agents will soon have access to the immigration and tax
>records of Canadian residents for use in nabbing terrorists before they
>cross the American border. U.S. officials said an impending merger of
>Canadian and U.S. immigration and customs databases will also help them
>intercept illegal aliens, criminals and fugitives.
>Officials said the measure will give U.S. front-line agents the power to
>check Canadian residents -- citizens, immigrants, refugees or visitors --
>driving into the U.S. at land crossings.
>They said U.S. officers will have access to Revenue Canada files, which
>contain tax information on Canadians, including their work records,
>property owned and investments.
>That information may lead to unemployed people being refused entry into
>the U.S., officers said.
>The merging of databases is one of 32 points in a smart border action plan
>that has been in the works since 2002.
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