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U.S. ambassador predicts end to cattle ban

TORONTO, Ont. -- U.S. ambassador to Canada Paul Cellucci said he hopes the border will be open to Canadian beef by...


TORONTO, Ont. — U.S. ambassador to Canada Paul Cellucci said he hopes the border will be open to Canadian beef by Christmas.

“All I can say is there’s light at the end of the tunnel,” Cellucci told reporters in Toronto. “I don’t want to put a specific date out there because I don’t have a specific date.”

In Washington, Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman said yesterday the U.S. was putting “a tremendous amount of work” into writing regulations for reopening cattle trade with Canada.

“We continue to work to get it done as soon as possible,” Veneman said.

The border has been closed to Canadian cattle since late May 2003.

With files from Sun Media


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