Jay Peak president warns of passport “disaster”

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The president of Jay Peak ski resort is warning of an impending disaster when passports are required to enter the United States from Canada.

Last month people had to wait two and three hours when trying to enter the U.S. from Quebec.

That happened during Quebec’s two-week construction holiday. Jay Peak’s Bill Stenger says that would only get worse if all travelers needed more documentation.
So, he says a lot of Canadians will just stay home.

The Department of Homeland Security delayed the passport requirement until the middle of next year.

But on January first travelers will need drivers’ licenses and birth certificates.
Senator Patrick Leahy wants to push the passport requirement to the middle of 2009.

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