The result is that a lot of local IP traffic round-trips through the USA.
E.g. half of the Toronto Voip.ms servers have a route that take go from Toronto to WashingtonDC to NYC to Montreal and then back to Toronto.
Fuck you Rogers.
Probably some petty tyrant on a power trip started this whole debacle. Whoever that is needs to be stomped on by their supervisory agency for wasting resources in the personal pursuit of puerile ego trips.
However thoroughly they choose to perform their jobs in their country should be of no concern to Canadian Citizens.
The only reason that mail is driven through the USA is due to cost, presumably.
We fly mail up north.
We should probably fly mail to that island as well if it's a matter of national sovereignty.
It's insanity that Canada Post has been allowing packages potentially containing Cannabis to travel through the US border en route to Canadian Citizens with their name and address right on the package.
I foresee a class action between the residents of the island and Canada Post brewing if it is not already in the works.
Unfortunately this might require too much sanity and trust for it to happen in the modern world.
Does USPS go around Canadian airspace? Do they avoid trucking through Canada to go to Alaska or Point Roberts WA?
As for USPS driving mail through Canada... we probably don't care as much about securing that "threat" and choose not to spend resources on that.
Whereas the Americans do, and that's entirely within their right as a sovereign nation.
They're allowed to waste resources and piss off and police their neighbors to the north if we allow them to do by placing our packages directly into their hands.
We could retaliate and do the same thing, but it's not really in our best interests to do so.
To be blunt... it sounds like an outdated artifact of history that this is even Canadian territory. If it's not able to effectively operate as a Canadian town in a Canadian province, why not just make it part of Maine? (Or, don't complain that you are crossing borders to obtain basic services).
(And yes, I feel the same way about US exclaves in Canada)
Likewise it's a historical artifact that Guam, Hawaii and Alaska are part of the US. Should that be ended?
Or hundreds of comparable other situations globally involving many nations...