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US passport plan criticized

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The chairperson of the House rules committee in Washington, New York Representative Louise Slau...


WASHINGTON, D.C. — The chairperson of the House rules committee in Washington, New York Representative Louise Slaughter, has publicly criticized the US plan to require passports at Canada/US land crossings.

Slaughter said the US security plans are too onerous and that Canada is being unfairly penalized.

“I don’t think they really appreciate the damage that they’re doing,” said Slaughter, according to the Canadian Press. “They have no reason believe that Canada’s not as secure and they can’t do as good a job as we do.”

Slaughter also introduced legislation that would force US officials to consider allowing high-tech drivers licences instead of passports.

– With files from Canadian Press


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