So there will be a customs building sitting empty on US soil as of tomorrow. Sure it’s scheduled for the wrecking ball because of asbestos etc, but I have a hunch that if the powers that be wanted to it could be used until a decision is made as to where Canada Customs will be.
I spoke with several border guards on both the US and Canadian sides and from what I’m hearing there is about a 25% increase in traffic at the Ogdensburg crossing and neglible traffic via Dundee and Herdman.
And yes, some businesses are hurting from this closure, but there are others that are benefitting.
So the bridge can stay closed or it can be reopened. It’s up to both sides to resolve this.
“They can’t give them guns on their hips and expect us not to do anything about it. You don’t fight with somebody your whole life and then give them a gun,” said Stacey Boots”
“The safety of our people would be in jeopardy if we allowed guards to have firearms, especially those who are aggressive, racist and intent on racially profiling our people,” Thompson said.
“Unfortunately, Thompson’s is not the kind of leadership the MP is giving his Cornwall constituents.”
“The honourable Peter Van Loan must come to the table to assist us in resolving this matter, which on a daily basis is becoming more and more serious,”
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