Is Washington really considering a border-crossing fee for Canadians entering the U.S. by land? Or is this a late April Fool’s joke? The Department of Homeland Security slipped the item into its budget as a means of paying for more security on our ever-thickening border with the U.S.—to the dismay of New York politicians, who note that it mocks the spirit of NAFTA.
Ottawa should make it clear we will not—repeat, not—retaliate with a similar fee. Americans are more than welcome to come here to shop, invest and do business, free of charge.