So we wondered, what does Canada think of the idea of constructing a wall along the longest shared land border in the world?
A spokesperson for the Canadian Embassy responded to ABC News with this fact: “No terrorists have been successful in attacking the United States coming through the Canadian border.”
Christine Constantin, the spokesperson for embassy, points out that “all the terrorists responsible for 9/11 were in the United States with visas issued by the U.S. government.”
“The Canada-US Border is jointly managed through strong information sharing and intelligence cooperation between our two countries,” Constantine continued, listing off a laundry list of shared intelligence gathering techniques that includes automated visa information sharing and a shared log of non-citizens who cross along the shared U.S.- Canada border.
And in between the official entry border crossing points, Constantine said there are joint Canadian-US law enforcement teams that share intelligence across land and sea to snuff out any cross-border criminal activity that may occur.
Walker’s campaign spokesperson AshLee Strong has since said that Walker was not advocating that a wall be built but that he was responding to Todd’s question in saying that he has heard concerns from other people about the security of the border.