Minister Day officially opens the new Port of Andover border-crossing facility

    CARLINGFORD, NB, July 10 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Stockwell Day,
Minister of Public Safety, joined by Mike Allen, Member of Parliament for
Tobique-Mactaquac, today officially opened the new border-crossing facility at
Andover, New Brunswick. The new facility provides improved service to both
public and commercial clients crossing the border between Perth-Andover, New
Brunswick, and Fort Fairfield, Maine.
    "Our Government is committed to a safe, secure and efficient border,"
said Minister Day. "This modernized facility will help facilitate the smooth
flow of legitimate travel and trade, while keeping our border safe and secure
for all Canadians."
    "The Port of Andover, located on Highway 190, Route 6, is an important
gateway for tourism and commercial trade in our region," added Mike Allen.
"This new facility will help contribute to economic prosperity in New
    A study conducted on the original building, which was built in 1954,
indicated that traffic volumes had increased beyond the building's capacity.
    With this new facility, the border crossing is now able to meet both
current and projected operational needs. Last year, more than 341,000 private
and commercial vehicles entered Canada at this port.
    Minister Day also took this opportunity to unveil a plaque dedicated to
two CBSA officers who died while performing their duties at the Port of
Andover. On April 16, 1994, CBSA Officer David Moore and CBSA Superintendent
Jim Finnamore were swept to their deaths by a sudden rise in waters of the
Aroostook River.
    "It is my honour today to dedicate this plaque to the memory of Jim
Finnamore and David Moore. These individuals made the ultimate sacrifice in
the course of their work. Their exceptional commitment to service - to their
colleagues, their community, and their country - continues to inspire officers
in the field today," said Minister Day.

    The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is responsible for facilitating
the access of people and goods to and from Canada, and for providing
integrated border services that support national security and public safety
priorities. For more information, please visit the CBSA's Web site at

For further information:

For further information: media: Jennifer Morrison, Communications,
Canada Border Services Agency, (902) 426-0580; Mélissa Leclerc, Director of
communications, Office of the honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of Public
Safety, (613) 991-2863

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