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02/28/2015 - 15:12
The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, will make an important announcement, related to the Government of Canada's enhanced corporate social responsibility strategy, on March 1, 2015, in Toronto, Ontario, on the margins of the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada annual convention.
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I was appalled to learn of the mounting number of abductions of Assyrian Christians being reported from Northeast Syria, now estimated at over 220 people, and call for their immediate release.
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Canada continues to demonstrate leadership in engaging a wide range of stakeholders to find innovative ways to finance development efforts
02/28/2015 - 06:51
The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, will host the third Canada-World Economic Forum Conference in Toronto on February 28, 2015.

More travellers to enjoy expedited border processing

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Chilliwack- More pre-screened travellers will enjoy expedited processing at the border now that the Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) has lifted the three-year residency requirement for Canadian and United States citizens who apply to NEXUS.

"In a time of heightened security concerns, we have worked closely with our American partners to keep the border open to legitimate trade. The expansion of the NEXUS program will facilitate lawful trade and travel bringing economic benefits to both countries," said Strahl.

As part of the Beyond the Border Action Plan, effective June 30, 2012, the CBSA lifted the three-year residency requirement for Canadian and United States citizens to apply to NEXUS.

By amending the three-year residency requirement, the CBSA is extending NEXUS membership eligibility to citizens of Canada or the United States currently residing abroad, or who have recently returned to Canada or the United States.

As pre-approved travellers, NEXUS members can expedite their travel across the Canada-U.S. border at designated air, land and marine locations. The NEXUS program allows border services officers to concentrate their efforts on unknown or higher-risk travellers and goods.

The CBSA and U.S. Customs and Border Protection also recently announced that they have begun enrolment blitzes to assist with increasing application volumes. Three successful blitzes took place over May and June 2012 which enrolled over 1,000 new members of the NEXUS program. Future blitzes will be considered based on application volumes.

For more information on our Action Plan on Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness, please visit: www.borderactionplan.gc.ca.

For more information on NEXUS, go to www.nexus.gc.ca.

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