"Terrible, nonchalant, lackadaisical"

Cornwall Conservatives slam Public Safety minister for lack of action on border shutdown

Nearly a month after a dispute over arming border guards shut down the Akwesasne border crossing, some local Tories are starting to wonder why the federal government hasn’t intervened to end the impasse, Canwest News reports. Cornwall party organizer Glen Grant, who managed Conservative MP Guy Lauzon’s last two election campaigns, says he believes Lauzon is doing “all he can” on the issue — but isn’t nearly as sanguine about the efforts of Public Safety Minister Peter Van Loan. “[His] body language has been terrible, nonchalant, lackadaisical, whatever happens will happen, no sense of urgency to get this resolved,” Grant told Canwest reporter Jorge Barrera, who notes that calls to the minister’s office were not returned. The local chamber of commerce has also called on the government to get involved, claiming that the shutdown is costing the community thousands of dollars in lost business.

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