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Dennis: Slam the gate on 'crossing the border' fee

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Put simply, we're going to make it easier to conduct the trade and travel that creates jobs, and we're going to make it harder for those who would do us harm and threaten our security."

The speaker was President Barack Obama. The occasion was the 2011 agreement between the United States and Canada to lower the barriers to crossing the border.

And the contradiction today is plain as the Obama administration says it hopes to make Canadians pay a border-crossing fee.

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