So, just how long is it going to be before you need to submit to a criminal record check to spread out your blanket at the beach?
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - Many Canadian port workers will have to undergo criminal background checks similar to those now used at airports under a national security plan unveiled on Wednesday.
The rules would require special security clearance for workers at cruise ship docks and in areas that control the movement of cargo and containers, as well as for ship pilots who help navigate vessels into port, Transport Canada said.
Federal Transportation Minister Lawrence Cannon said the plan, which has been under consideration for at least three years, reflects Canada's commitment to "secure our borders and strengthen national security."
Sure hope this doesn't bring the Screamers down on my head for giving away National Security Secrets, but if anybody wants to get down to Vancouver's Waterfront Docks to watch the sunset or buy fish, just tell the guards you're going to The Cannery for dinner.
We are succumbing to madness.
Have fun at the beach, the mountains, the prairie, or wherever else you may roam this CanadaDay/FourthOfJuly DoublewideWeekend.
C., Big E., Littler E. and me are all heading to the lake, Okanagan Lake that is, for the duration.
Sure hope the VW (notso)Microbus makes it back in one piece.