NIAGARA FALLS, NY, Sept. 2 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Rob Nicholson,
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, on behalf of the Minister
of Public Safety, the Honourable Stockwell Day, today officially opened the
joint Canada-United States NEXUS Enrolment Centre in Niagara Falls, NY.
"The new enrolment centre will make it more convenient for residents in
the Niagara region to apply to the program," said Minister Nicholson. "With
trusted traveller programs like NEXUS, our government is taking action to
facilitate the smooth flow of legitimate trade and travel while securing our
NEXUS is a joint Canada Border Services Agency and U.S. Customs and
Border Protection program that is designed to simplify border crossings for
pre-approved travellers. In the land mode, NEXUS members can use NEXUS lanes
at various locations when travelling across the Canada-U.S. border.
There are currently 16 land border crossings that offer NEXUS and the
program is also available in the air and marine modes.
The NEXUS card is also an accepted alternative document to the passport
under the U.S. Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, when travelling to the
United States in the air (at designated sites), and by land and marine modes.
For more information, please visit the NEXUS Web site at www.nexus.gc.ca.
For further information:
For further information: Mélisa Leclerc, Office of the Honourable
Stockwell Day, Minister of Public Safety, (613) 991-2863; Media Relations,
Canada Border Services Agency, (613) 957-6500