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Chretien cancels trip to Mexico to discuss border security

OTTAWA, Ont. -- Plans to pressure Washington from both ends of the continent to help improve the flow of goods acro...


OTTAWA, Ont. — Plans to pressure Washington from both ends of the continent to help improve the flow of goods across the border will have to wait, after Jean Chretien came down with the flu.

Chretien cancelled his visit to Mexico, where he planned to discuss U.S. border security with Mexican president Vincente Fox.

A spokesman for the P.M. stated "He’s at home. I can tell you that the prime minister is no more or less sick than you or I when we’ve had the stomach flu."

The two-day trip to Mexico would have been Chretien’s first visit to the country since Fox took over in July 2000. In addition to discussing border security and trade, Chretien was to give the keynote speech at the International Forum on Federalism.


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