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Canada-U.S. Border Congestion ‘Negligible,’ yet $1B Being Spent on Improvements

(Dean Beeby – CBC News)

An internal Finance Canada document raises questions about the Harper government’s billion-dollar project to open up land-border crossings with the U.S.

The report says truck traffic has fallen sharply as Canada’s manufacturing sector slumps, and wait times at key border points are negligible.

Altogether, the document drawn up by federal bureaucrats suggests a thinning border, not the thickening border federal politicians have been warning about since 2001, which has prompted massive investments in bridges, highways and customs plazas all along the U.S. border. Click here to read more.