Scott Walker's bizarre suggestion that constructing a wall between Canada and the U.S. would be a "legitimate" idea has resulted in bi-partisan condemnation and even a bit of laughter, with some suggesting this is Walker's "jumping the shark" moment. However, no laughter is coming from Canada's defense minister Jason Kenney. Politico reported that the defense minister shot back at Scott Walker yesterday saying:
"I would remind that governor or anyone else in the United States of the enormous progress that we have made beyond the [border] agreement that Prime Minister Harper signed with President Obama, which massively improves continental perimeter security. As you know, we often find there are some American political actors who are not aware of the progress that has been made on continental security.
So we'll continue to remind our American friends that Canada has taken extraordinary efforts to ensure the joint security and you know I don’t think—quite frankly I can tell you as the former minister of immigration, that Canada has a much greater legitimate concern about the northward flow of illegal migration than the United States does of a southward flow of illegal migration."