Walking around downtown Ottawa, I often see the words, "You might be a terrorist" stenciled on newspaper boxes. It makes me smile sometimes, and other times it makes me feel sad because those few words tell a dangerous story for us all.
Who is a terrorist and who is not is more and more becoming a political rather than a factual decision. Sooner or later Canadians will have to awake to the fact that if President Bush can exploit the constantly reinforced fear of terrorism to arbitrarily establish "Executive Orders" that override the American Constitution, it is only a matter of time before it happens here.
What am I saying? It has already happened here. The Security Certificate is in direct contravention of Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Like the Soviet Union of old that we used to love to sneer at, Canada has secret police who can nab anybody they wish by manufacturing evidence and then invoking "National Security" when asked to reveal it.