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					   ‘Be it resolved that Canada
 should practice profiling at the
  border given the reduction in
border costs and the increase in
             security’.

                    Sean Aitken
         What is “Profiling”?
• There are different kinds of profiling such
  as: Behavioral profiling, Group profiling
  and Racial profiling.
• It is defined as: The use of specific
  characteristics, such as race or age, to
  make generalizations about a person, as
  whether he or she may be engaged in
  illegal activity.
    Profiling is not the answer
• May allow actual threats to slip through.
• Opens the door to the more inappropriate
  profiling that is based only on race or birth
  place.
• Creates unfair scrutiny of many in an
  attempt to stop a few.
 Profiling can lead to discrimination
• The easiest way to profile people is by
  using their observable or unassailable
  qualities.
• Those that are out of the individuals’
  control, the easiest of which is the color of
  their skin.
• Also allows personal feelings to influence
  judgment.
         Possible solution
• Allow people to profile themselves.
• Have different rankings for passports
  based on the amount of information
  offered up by the holder.
• Use funds to make programs like the
  Nexus pass system more affordable and
  available. (See Back of page)
             Conclusions
• The goal is safety.
• The more we know about the pasts of the
  people we allow to enter Canada the safer
  we can feel.
• Much harder to change your entire past
  than it is to change the way you look or
  your behavior for a few minutes.

				
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