Border projects will not suffer at hands of latest federal budget
The federal government is proceeding with new projects related to the perimeter security deal with the U-S, despite budget woes south of the border.
The federal budget has given the green light to almost a dozen information-sharing and infrastructure projects related to the
Beyond the Border initiative between the two countries.
The deal was announced with fanfare by Prime Minister Harper and U-S President Obama in 2011.
The plan aims to speed the flow of goods and people across the border while protecting the continent from a terrorist attack.
But there are questions about the future of the border plan because of the latest budgetary squabbles between U-S Democrats and Republicans.
The Harper government's budget outlines six new initiatives aimed at speeding trade, and five others aimed at improving security.
All the initiatives are to roll out over the next five years.