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U.S. CANADIAN BORDER PASS
(2007-11-16)
(wgvu) - OTTAWA (AP) - Canada's top law enforcement official is happy to
hear the United States will accept high-tech driver's licenses
instead of passports at the Canada-U.S. border.
But Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day says he'd like to see
final rules on the so-called Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative
before commenting further.
In the meantime, Day says Canadians should still get passports,
just in case.
Several provinces, including Ontario, have been preparing to
develop the required licenses.
The rule change allowing for either a passport, passcard, Nexus
card or enhanced driver's license to cross the border could take
effect as soon as next summer.
Air travelers entering the U.S. already need passports.
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