Highlights / customs

Economy, Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Lifetime ban from U.S. travel for Canadian marijuana investor

There were concerns this would happen, and it has, again. A Canadian investor in the cannabis industry has been permanently banned from entering the U.S. He is the second such investor to receive a lifetime ban from the U.S. In »

Health, Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

Canadian airports relax attitude on medical marijuana

Marijuana is still illegal in Canada, except if you have a prescription to possess small amounts for medical reasons. Previously, Canadian Air Transport Security Authority agents (CATSA) would call the police when a passenger was found in possession of marijuana. »

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Canadians growing uneasy about more power for U.S. border guards in Canada

Although not stated, the idea came from terrorist attacks in the U.S. resulting in much tighter border controls in the US. An  international agreement with the US in 2015 permitted U.S. border agents to operate on Canadian soil, in airports, »

Economy, International, Politics

Canada’s transport minister to discuss rail safety and customs pre-clearance in Washington

Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau is on a two-day working visit to Washington, D.C. to discuss rail safety and transportation of dangerous goods, as well as adding customs pre-clearance for U.S.-bound passengers and cargo at more Canadian airports. The former »

Economy, Politics

Small businesses want Trudeau to address customs red tape in meeting with Obama

Canada’s largest association of small- and medium-sized businesses says it wants Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to raise the issue of red tape at the U.S.-Canada border during his upcoming meeting with President Barack Obama in March. In a newly released report »