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CUSTOMS SET FOR SUMMIT BORDER WOES

KINGSTON, Ont. -- Truckers heading south of the border may want to think carefully about where they cross until aft...


KINGSTON, Ont. — Truckers heading south of the border may want to think carefully about where they cross until after the Summit of the Americas free-trade conference in Quebec City is over.

Anti-free-trade groups from across Canada and the U.S. plan to take action at the border near Cornwall, Ont., tomorrow afternoon.

Canada Customs says security is going to be tightened in advance of the controversial summit in preparation for the worst.

“We have heightened security as far as being a little more vigilant looking for weapons and things like that, based on information we have,” Chris Kealey, spokesman for Canada Customs and Revenue Service, tells local media. “People can expect they will be delayed slightly and they may be asked more questions than they are used to.”

The Kingston-based People’s Community Union has arranged a caravan that will make a stop at the Cornwall border crossing tomorrow on its way to the Quebec summit. The group plans to travel slowly in a convoy of protest along Hwy. 401, reducing traffic to a 60-km/h pace.

Canada Customs officials suspect demonstrations may take place at a number of Canada-U.S. border crossings but it’s not known whether the anti-free-traders have specific action scheduled.


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