The border deal: what does it mean to you, and to Canada?

By Jason Fekete, Postmedia News

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Stephen Harper and President Barack Obama released a sweeping perimeter security and trade deal Wednesday that will redefine our relationship with the United States and revamp how Canadian travellers and businesses cross the border into the U.S.

The two sides maintain the Beyond the Border agreement will help prevent terrorism, reduce wait times at the Canada-U.S. border, save businesses billions of dollars a year, minimize headaches for airline passengers and reduce the costs of goods and services for consumers, just to name a few examples.

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