Er, we never had to keep the orange tip. It holds no legal significance in Canada, the same way the trademarks on our Asia-direct imports have seldom been tampered with, even when CBSA inspects them.
Molson is right in that the SOP of the CBSA is what'll govern our encounters with them. However, Styrak's position is also valid, the SOP of the CBSA is rather a stretch of the CCC and CFA. It's the same way that the police doesn't prosecute us for acquisition or transfer. Thank god for small favours, though like it's already been said, keep mindful that the law itself hasn't changed and it still isn't on our side.
"The Bird of Hermes is My Name, Eating My Wings to Make Me Tame."