Canadian CEOs call on Tories to end Mexican travel visa ahead of Harper visit
OTTAWA - Canada's senior business leaders are urging the Harper government to lift its "intrusive" visa on Mexican travellers ahead of the prime minister's own visit there next week.
A new report from the Canadian Council for Chief Executives calls the visa, imposed in 2009 to curb bogus asylum claims, an impediment to reinvigorating the Canada-Mexico relationship.
The report, by trade policy expert Laura Dawson, says until Ottawa can fix its own immigration system, it should simply allow Mexicans with a valid U.S. visa to enter Canada.
The Canadian Press obtained the report, to be released Tuesday, which says that spending by Mexican tourists in Canada has fallen to $200 million in 2012 from $365 million in 2008.
It notes how the Mexican ambassador to Canada, Francisco Suarez, last year expressed his country's anger at Canada for not being able to resolve the visa issue.
The council's president, John Manley, echoed Suarez's earlier call for Ottawa to set a firm timetable for the lifting of "the onerous visa requirement."
Read more Business News
- It's decision day for teachersBC - 6:22 am
- Few leads in clubhouse fireWest Kelowna - 9:38 am
- Letter to parentsCentral Okanagan - 6:54 am
- Dog killed in coyote attackPenticton / S. Okanagan - 5:00 am
|QHR Technologies Inc||1.32||+0.07|
|Anavex Life Sciences||0.2295||-0.0066|
|Copper Mountain Mining||2.70||-0.03|
|Sunrise Resources Ltd||0.02||-0.005|
|Mission Ready Services||0.29||0.00|
There will be a time when you will need to decide who you should appoint as executor of your Will. As well, there may be a time when you will be asked by someone to act as the executor of his or her W...
Part 1 of 2 Photo: Thinkstock.com1. Move in with your parents or in-laws Explain that you're thinking strategically in moving back home. The quickest way to get into the housing market is to ma...
Article written by Linda Bustos Though I’d never recommend “lowest prices” as a unique selling proposition, I notice many retailers use a Price Match Guarantee or even a 110% Guara...