Dec. 20, 2005

U.S. senator revives 9/11 myth about Canada

Canada-U.S. relations are at a low ebb, with (Senator Conrad Burns) calling the border a gateway for criminals entering the U.S. and MSNBC host Tucker Carlson likening Canada to a 'retarded' family member that you patronize at family functions. WASHINGTON - Canadian Ambassador Frank McKenna demanded an apology and retraction from a United States senator who claimed yesterday that the terrorists who struck the U.S. on Sept. 11, 2001, entered the country from Canada. Montana Senator Conrad Burns, a Republican, made the charge during a news conference at which he said the "porous" stretch of border between Montana and Alberta is a prime route for drug runners and criminals travelling south from Calgary."