Dodging the Bullet

This year’s Bouchercon is in Toronto, which in my case, is extra incentive to go, as I love the city, but haven’t been there since 2010. I was somewhat tickled this morning when I saw a blurb from B’Con on the Book of Faces:

Attendees…

Do you have a criminal conviction in your past?

Canada, like most countries, has laws excluding visitors with criminal convictions in their past[s].

This would include things like: theft, assault, manslaughter, dangerous driving, driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or possession of or trafficking in drugs or other controlled substances — and more. Some are major and some minor.

The blurb goes on with links to Canadian immigration. I think it’s good of the B’con people to provide this warning; it’d be a drag to show up at the border only to be sent back, especially if it was for some youthful indiscretion. As for me, I guess if I can hold out until mid-October, I’m cool. I’ll just try to keep the crimes fictive.

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About profmondo

Dad, husband, mostly free individual, medievalist, writer, and drummer. "Gladly wolde he lerne and gladly teche."
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