Robillard & Myers: Open our door to Mexico

Canada has every right and obligation to protect our borders and know who we admit into the country. In order to do that, we are implementing an electronic travel advisory program with our other trading partners. That program should be extended to Mexico as a replacement for entry visas.

National Post | Full Comment

As Prime Minister Harper meets with Mexican President Peña Nieto this week, the two leaders will look back over the past 20 years of the North American Free Trade Agreement and be encouraged by the expansion in trade and investment that has taken place between Canada and Mexico over that period of time. Undoubtedly, they will also be discussing why our bilateral economic relationship has not grown even more rapidly and what can be done to encourage further growth.

[np_storybar title=”More air-travel links between Canada, Mexico to be unveiled during Harper visit” link=”http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/02/17/stephen-harper-wont-end-visa-requirements-for-mexicans-obama-unlikely-to-talk-keystone-at-three-amigos-meeting/”]MEXICO CITY, Mexico — Prime Minister Stephen Harper is leaving for Mexico today with a plan that could pave the way for getting rid of his host’s biggest complaint about Canada — the onerous visa on Mexican travellers.

Trade Minister Ed Fast, who is also travelling on Harper’s plane, has been authorized by the federal cabinet to sign…

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