Reasonable Doubt: Entering or leaving Canada, you’re at the mercy of border guards

borderThe bottom line is, when you’re at the border, you’re at the mercy of border guards. It’s written in legislation that you’re required to be truthful when answering their questions. Border guards have a wide-ranging ability to thoroughly question you, search your belongings, and depending on the circumstances, to search your person. The consequences of being caught in lies or with illicit material can have devastating effects on your life, such as being red flagged and subject to a more thorough examination every time you cross the border, the seizure of money or goods, or being criminally charged.