Prime Minister Stephen Harper says there are better ways for Americans to raise money than to charge Canadians to get into their country.
U.S. President Barack Obama wants to charge Canadians entering the U.S. by air or sea a $5.50 inspection fee, although private vehicles would be exempt.
“They’re running deficits down there well over a trillion dollars a year,” Harper said Thursday. “Some 40 per cent plus of the American spending is financed by borrowing. These are enormously challenging figures.”
But Harper says the inspection fee is not a ”useful” way to raise revenue.
“We want to ensure that trade and travel is easier, not more difficult, and we don’t need additional taxes on that kind of economic activity,” said Harper. Read More…