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Canada and the United States have apparently reached a tentative agreement on border co-operation that could be the beginning of a broader arrangement on continental defence. The initial pact avoids any of the concerns that had previously been raised about loss of sovereignty and instead focuses on the bread-and-butter issues of cross-border trade and travel, according to Winnipeg Free Press. There are no plans to harmonize immigration and refugee policies, which many critics feared would result in a loss of Canada's right to set its own policies and priorities for admitting newcomers. dale cummings edit dinky SECURITY PERIMETER Among other things, the deal is said to include the creation of a one-stop window for importers to reduce paperwork and speed up the approval process. There will be more emphasis on frequent-traveller and trusted-shipper programs, while Canada will be expected to invest in new border-screening technologies already used in America. (www.immigrantscanada.com).
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