Did you hear what Canada's defense minister said about Scott Walker?

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."

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  • commented 2015-09-02 19:25:25 -0500
    I am originally from Wisconsin. Scott Walker is an IDIOT! Plain & Simple ( sic). I have NO Idea HOW he was elected to the Governors office in my Home State.. He must have B.S.’d the ppl as bad as Bush did. Walker is DISGUSTING!!!
  • commented 2015-09-02 17:51:14 -0500
    As the Canadian Minister of Immigration said, they have had more problems with Americans coming into Canada than Canadians going the other way. If it weren’t so cold, I think I would love to move there. During the Vietnam era many young people were crossing the border to avoid being drafted. So, Mr. Scott Walker, you need to pay attention to history and to what is actually happening.
  • commented 2015-09-02 14:44:19 -0500
    I spent some time recently in the St John, New Brunswick area. Great place to see and admire the swirling Fundy waters and not many swirling inhabitants. It was highly interesting to look at the 18th century canons
    apparently facing south. I inquired and was informed that not a nary shot was ever fired. I am probably lucky I reside in the state of Florida and probably too far for any serious damage. We have here Walt Disney World.
    This Walker fellow might make a perfect substitute for Mickey Mouse or better still Mickey’s friend Goofy.
  • commented 2015-09-02 14:40:34 -0500
    Hard to believe the good people of Wisconsin foisted this knucklehead off on the rest of us. If he is the best Wisconsin has,God help you.
  • commented 2015-09-02 09:08:56 -0500
    Scott Walker Tear down that wall.
  • commented 2015-09-02 00:11:02 -0500
    Every time I meet a young person who has immigrated to the US of A, I gently tell them to be very watchful and educated themselves on politics and vote because this country is not in good governance. Too many politicians are owned by the wealthy. I am old but afraid for the grandchildren.
  • commented 2015-09-01 23:21:47 -0500
    We should be worried, the only war we lost on USA soil was to Canada.
  • commented 2015-09-01 15:27:37 -0500
    That Scott Walker might try to emigrate to Canada should be of great concern to Canada!
  • commented 2015-09-01 12:12:00 -0500
    Back in the Cold War, Rightwingers brayed how superior America was because in the Iron Curtain countries were separated by walls and people needed identity papers to travel between countries.
    Now Europeans and everyone else can freely travel the length of Europe and not have to show anything more than their ticket. But Rightwingers now demand AMERICANS show identity papers to travel and they pleasure themselves with thoughts of building walls on our borders.
  • commented 2015-09-01 11:57:09 -0500
    The problem is that Defense Minister Kenney “knows things” and Scott Walker is the walking example of the security bulletin on Osama bin Laden that GW Bush didn’t bother to read because he was “on vacation”. Protect us from Canada Scott!
  • commented 2015-09-01 11:54:30 -0500
    If one were to stage a contest to determine who was worse, Scott Walker or Donald Trump, there would only be losers. And that result would include the residents of Wisconsin, the USA and the whole world – at least those of us who are constantly subjected to the ravings of these two especially deranged “candidates.”