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Bush: Canada/US border will remain unfenced

CHICAGO, Ill. -- US President George W. Bush has assured Canadians there are no plans to build security fences alon...


CHICAGO, Ill. — US President George W. Bush has assured Canadians there are no plans to build security fences along the Canada/US border.

He made the remarks yesterday in Chicago, adding Washington is also aiming to ensure new ID requirements for frequent travellers aren’t too restrictive.

Bush’s comments came a week after the US announced it would secure its border with Mexico using 6,000 National Guard soldiers. Soon thereafter, Bush’s homeland security advisor, Fran Townsend, said proposals to add National Guard troops to the northern border would also be considered.

“It’s very important for the Canadians to understand there’s a difference in the debate going on between the northern border and the southern border,” Bush said.

– With files from the National Post


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