Con­ser­va­tives to re­duce bor­der ser­vices

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE - Vic­to­ria Vanier

Bloc MP France Bon­sant is wor­ried about the Harper gov­ern­ment’s plan to re­duce ser­vices at the Cana­dian/ Amer­i­can bor­der. “The de­ci­sion of the Harper gov­ern­ment to close two bor­der posts in Que­bec and to re­duce the op­er­at­ing hours at three other posts in Que­bec will have heavy con­se­quences. These clo­sures and re­duc­tions in ser­vices may cause a re­duc­tion in eco­nomic ac­tiv­ity in the ar­eas af­fected as well as cause a loss of ser­vices for peo­ple cross­ing the bor­der,” com­mented the deputy for the Comp­ton/Stanstead rid­ing.

Bor­der posts at East Pi­na­cle, Glenn Sut­ton and Morses Line will have their hours cut to 8 hours daily. The bor­der posts at Franklin Cen­tre and Jamieson’s Line are to be closed per­ma­nently. “The Con­ser­va­tives are al­ways yelling about law and or­der, yet as the United States strength­ens their borders, the gov­ern­ment is weak­en­ing ours. I be­lieve they have a hid­den agenda,” com­mented Mrs.

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