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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 09:23 PM
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Canada-U.S. border deal marks 'significant step'
Source: CBC

A new perimeter security and trade agreement between Canada and the U.S. aims to make everything from travel to cross-border business easier, co-ordinating regulations to cut red tape that the government estimates costs the economy $16 billion a year.

But in exchange for changes Prime Minister Stephen Harper hopes will smooth trade to Canada's biggest and most important partner, officials have negotiated information-sharing to ease Americans security concerns.

The government argues Canada loses no sovereignty in the agreement: both countries retain the power to allow people and products into and out of the country.

It will take months before people see the results of the agreement, but pilot projects will start as soon as April 2012.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2011/12/07/pol-cana...
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glinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 09:45 PM
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1. Why do I think this will mean higher drug costs for both us and the Canadians...
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dmr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 12:27 AM
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