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Canada Trudeau pushing back as U.S. looks to place troops near Canadian border

18:55  26 march  2020
18:55  26 march  2020 Source:   cbc.ca

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In one Vermont village bordering Canada , the Trump- Trudeau rift has been jarring. Then there is Church Street in this tiny community in northern Vermont, where the Canadian border is delineated with nine pots of pink and purple petunias and a sign ordering people not to cross.

Trudeau says it is in the best interests of both countries that the world' s longest unmilitarized border remain that way. The comments follow a Global News report that the Trump administration is considering whether to deploy troops to intercept anyone trying to enter the U . S . illegally from Canada .

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada is in talks with the United States in response to reports that the Trump administration is thinking of stationing troops near the Canadian border.

As first reported by Global News, White House officials are actively discussing putting soldiers near the Canadian border in light of U.S. border security concerns related to the novel coronavirus pandemic — raising diplomatic anxiety on both sides of the border.

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A source with knowledge of those discussions told CBC News the White House is looking at placing 1,000 troops about 25 kilometres from the border and using remote sensors to look out for irregular border-crossers.

The source stressed that the U.S. hasn't made a final decision.

Justin Trudeau standing in front of a window: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses Canadians on the COVID-19 situation from Rideau Cottage in Ottawa on Monday, March 23, 2020. Trudeau said the Canadian government has © Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses Canadians on the COVID-19 situation from Rideau Cottage in Ottawa on Monday, March 23, 2020. Trudeau said the Canadian government has

When asked about the story during a morning news conference, Trudeau said the Canadian government has "been in discussions" with the United States on the issue.

"Canada and the U.S. have the longest unmilitarized border in the world. It is very much in both of our of interests for it to remain that way," Trudeau told reporters.

"It's benefited our two countries, our two economies tremendously. We feel that it needs to remain that way."

Trudeau: U.S. standing down plan to send soldiers to backstop northern border .
OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the United States appears to have backed off on its plan to send soldiers to the Canada-U.S. border. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security had been floating the idea to help U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials keep migrants from crossing the border between official entry points, ostensibly to limit the possible spread of COVID-19.

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