Ministers trumpet success of Beyond the Border Action Plan
By Canadian SecurityNews Public Sector
Minister of Public Safety Vic Toews and Minister of State (Transport) Steven Fletcher highlighted the progress of the Beyond the Border Action Plan at the Canadian/American Border Trade Alliance Ottawa Conference on Monday.
The Beyond the Border Action Plan was first announced in December 2011 by Prime Minister Harper and President Obama.
“Our government continues to make the implementation of the Beyond the Border Action Plan a key priority, and we have made significant progress to date,” said Toews, according to a media release published by Public Safety Canada. “We are making the border more efficient by strengthening our security and facilitating trade. This will benefit both travellers and businesses.”
“Modern and efficient border crossings are important for trade, travel and the Canadian economy,” said Fletcher. “Our Government recently announced infrastructure upgrades at four strategic border crossings and we are committed to supporting the safety, security and efficiency of our land ports of entry.”
Fletcher also noted that progress was being made on the Detroit River International Crossing project, which is designed to accommodate projected increases in cross-border traffic.
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