The non-Canadian guide ban stinks of protectionism. Reputable guides from any nation should be able to guide in Canada and in the states. My experience in Alberta with non-Canadian guided hunts has been fantastic. When I see people trying to fix problems by excluding someone based on where they live I immediately smell a rat. Non-Canadian outfits hire locals, purchase tons of fuel, book multiple rooms, pay taxes, purchase shells, buy licenses, consume food and drink and on and on. No one in the small towns I have visited wants an outfit to leave because of their nationality. The only ones who want that are Canadian outfitters. If you want to fix illegal guiding, do it. All the fish cops have to do is get in their trucks and drive around. It is a problem and it is not hard to spot. However, it has nothing to do with legitimate guiding by non-Canadians. And limiting the length of time a non-Canadian can hunt in Canada is a stupid idea. It is like telling all of your kids they are grounded because one of them did something wrong. At least try to stop illegal guiding via enforcement before doing something that keeps me from making an early and late season trip to Alberta.