OTTAWA, Ont. — Deputy Prime Minister John Manley says Canada-U.S. relations have never been better than they are today.
Speaking from Ottawa yesterday, Manley insisted U.S. fears about Canada’s leaky border and lax immigration policies have been alleviated.
“The relationship is as warm and positive as you could hope it to be,” says Manley, who oversees border security.
After meetings with U.S. vice-president Dick Cheney and U.S. homeland security director, Tom Ridge on Friday, Manley says that American leaders are encouraged by the steps Canada has taken to fight terrorism.
Manley also says the arrival of 625 U.S. National Guard soldiers and 245 new border agents along the Canada-U.S. border should not be seen as a sign for concern.
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