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Canada in talks with White House to avoid troops along border

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Canada in talks with White House to avoid troops along border


The Canadian and U.S. flags are seen on top of the Peace Arch at the Canada-U.S. border in Surrey, British Columbia, Friday, March 20, 2020. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

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UPDATED 5:15 PM PT — Thursday, March 26, 2020

Canada’s prime minister has called for the U.S.-Canadian border to remain demilitarized amid the pandemic. During Thursday’s press conference, Justin Trudeau revealed his administration has been in talks with U.S. about the matter.

Trudeau was questioned about a report, which stated that U.S. officials discussed putting troops near the border. He has said Canada will continue to adjust as the situation unfolds, but noted the historic border benefits both countries.

“Canada and the United States have the longest unmilitarized border in the world,” said the prime minister. “It is very much in both of our interests for it to remain that way.”

The Canadian border is pictured at the Peace Arch Canada-U.S. border crossing in Surrey, British Columbia, Friday, March 20, 2020. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

This came after both countries closed their borders to non-essential travel in an effort to slow the virus’s spread.

President Trump has emphasized that trade will not be affected and said he would follow-up with further details at a later date.

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