‘Be it resolved that Canada
should practice profiling at the
border given the reduction in
border costs and the increase in
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
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
• 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
• Those that are out of the individuals’
control, the easiest of which is the color of
• Also allows personal feelings to influence
• 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)
• 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.