Coming Soon: A Better Border

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Getting into Canada is about to get better.

Gord Brown, a member of the Canadian Parliament, announced Tuesday that the Canadian government will spend up to $60 million to improve the Landsdowne border crossing on the Canadian side of the Thousand Islands Bridge.

"These improvements, including a new Canada Border Services Agency Inspection plaza, will make the Landsdowne Border Crossing more efficient, reliable and secure," Brown said in a statement.

The Landsdowne crossing handled over $14 billion in trade in 2012. More than 800,000 passenger vehicles passed through the crossing in 2012.

The statement from Brown did not say when, exactly, the improvements will take place but noted the funding follows through on commitments made by President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper in 2011.

 

 

 

 

Friday, August 1, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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