New Bor­der Fees ?

Cana­di­ans trav­el­ling to the US could face new tax

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Ot­tawa

A pro­posal from the Amer­i­can government could force Cana­dian trav­ellers to pay to en­ter the United States, said New Democrats, who raised the is­sue in the House of Com­mons. The United States are con­sid­er­ing charg­ing Cana­di­ans a fee for cross­ing the bor­der. “This tax will in­crease wait times and hurt cross-bor­der trade,” said New Demo­crat MP Pierre Ja­cob (Brome-Mis­sisquoi).

The thou­sands of snow­birds and all those who travel fre­quently or oc­ca­sion­ally strongly op­pose this pro­posal, said the NDP.

“The sit­u­a­tion could se­ri­ously af­fect peo­ple who cross the bor­der daily or weekly to visit fam­ily mem­bers liv­ing south of the bor­der,” added Jean Rousseau (Comp­ton-Stanstead). “That’s of­ten the case in bor­der towns like Stanstead.”

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