Any New Fee At The Border Is Bad For The Economy

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is looking into charging a toll for people driving into the United States. “Charging a toll to travellers crossing the border by ground would be a serious mistake,” stated Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. Any fee to travellers crossing the border is bad for individuals and for the economy. Building the walls higher and making the border stickier and thicker is exactly the wrong way to go. Not only would it have a damaging impact on trade and businesses on both sides of the border but goes against the Beyond the Border Action Plan presented by the Prime Minister and President Obama to improve border efficiency and regulatory cooperation. These new fees would break down the sense of North American community we have been working so hard to build. The Canadian Chamber of Commerce will vigorously lobby against this proposal.

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Isabelle Foley

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