Thank you all for the many replies! I just don't know how my husband could meet me at the aiport security part in Toronto, because no one is allowed at that section except for inbound passengers. That's my confusion, I suppose.
I base my comments on what happened last November when my partner came to Canada for the U.S. Thanksgiving weekend. Possibly his big mistake was that he brought sweet potatoes for our Thanksgiving dinner. Those got seized, but they took him for secondary questioning.
They sensed that he seemed to be hiding something, and he finally admitted to them that we were boyfriends. They asked him some other questions, then an officer called me on my cell phone. I think she wanted to verify what he was saying and make sure that his "story" wasn't different from mine.
I was just pulling into a parking space at the airport parking garage when my phone rang. The officer asked if I knew him, how we knew each other, how long ago, whether we'd ever met before, if he was really staying with me, where I was and if I was going to pick him up, if I was going to support him during his stay, things along those lines. She told me he'd be out in a few minutes.
They stamped his passport and for a long time we believed that they had only given him 4 month, since we thought that "MA" stood for March. Now we realize that "MA" is actually May, so it was 6 months. Anyway, they could possibly opt to interview your husband on the phone as they did with me, and I think they could also escort him into the secure area if they really wanted to.
let you in easily as long as they think you'll be going back afterwards.