Over the past few years, we’ve heard a lot about tougher rules for crossing the U.S. Canadian border. The biggest change is that passports or other proof of citizenship would be required for anyone coming into the U.S. from Canada. Federal officials say it’s a critical security measure. But the criticism has been fierce – from business leaders, people who cross the border regularly and from a well-placed senator.
Reporter, Ross Sneyd, was at the border on the first day the rules went into effect. He spoke with VPR’s Jane Lindholm about how things looked at the border.