In Canada we are starting to have more security measures, albeit not to the extremes that appear in the United States in a time of media induced homeland paranoia.
Where I live we rely on the ferries to get to the mainland, so the news item below is of local concern.
BC Ferries to Screen Passengers
Tougher security measures will start to take effect at BC Ferries terminals next year — including random screening of passengers and vehicles, says a senior company official.
BC Ferries Clarifies Security Plans
in The Vancouver Sun
April 4, 2004
B.C. Ferries is not planning to put in a complete screening system, including full searches of all vehicles and passengers. But he said that's always an option in the event that a terrorist action takes place.