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CBSA Cutbacks

Job cuts at the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) could cause longer wait times entering Canada. The newest Canadian budget proposes a reduction of roughly 1,000 CBSA employees. There is a lively debate going on between the Customs and Immigration Union and the...

Canada Border Officials Walk Off Job

  Update: 1/2/12 – Border officials were back on the job Thursday although the underlying issues have not been resolved. – – – – Canadian border officials apparently left their posts at the Detroit Windsor Tunnel and the Ambassador Bridge...

Stepped Up Holiday Law Enforcement

Police in New York State, Provincial Ontario, and Quebec are coordinating law enforcement activities over the U.S. Columbus Day / Canadian Thanksgiving Day long weekend.  Called “Safety Without Borders,” this effort will target traffic violations such as...

Blaine / Surrey Construction Information

A construction project at the Pacific Highway crossing in Blaine is underway to replace the current truck processing booth in Lane 1. This lane is expected to be closed from September 19 to October 17. The other two truck processing lanes will remain fully operational...

Duty Free Price Reduction

The Ontario province is reducing the mark-up on most spirits at duty-free stores starting October 10, 2011. The mark-up on landed costs will be reduced from 50% to 30% on spirits, low-alcohol spirits, and brandy. The land-based duty free stores benefiting from this...

St. Leonard / Van Buren Port Closure

The St Leonard /Van Buren border crossing between New Brunswick and Maine will be closed for at least 5 hours on August 20, 2011 from 7:00 am to 12:00 pm.   The port will be shut down in both directions, so all traffic, including passenger cars, commercial trucks, and...