Canada launches its first TV show on border security, complete with a Canuck spin

It is slick, fast-paced and is being touted as a Canadian contender in the popular roster of TV shows such as "24," "Alias," and "The Unit" that focus on the ins and outs of government and military agencies.

Emmy-awarding winning documentary producer Peter Raymont launches "The Border" on Monday — his first television show about an elite, Toronto-based immigration and customs security squad in the post-Sept. 11, 2001 world. The show, whose stars include Sofia Milos of "CSI: Miami," deals with security challenges such as human trafficking and terrorism that define the daily struggle in securing the porous 8,891 kilometers-long (5,522 miles-long) U.S.-Canadian border.

"America is a country under war — the war on terror — and Canada hasn't been immune from these issues," said Raymont, on route to Palm Springs, California, where his documentary "A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman," is being screened for the Academy Awards short list.

"It seemed like a perfect time to address these issues," he said.

(Source: International Herald Tribune)

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