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42nd Parliament, 1st Session
December 3, 2015 - September 11, 2019
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An Act respecting the preclearance of persons and goods in Canada and the United States
Short Title
Preclearance Act, 2016
Statute of Canada
2017, c. 27
Last Stage Completed
Royal Assent (2017-12-12)
Progress: Royal Assent
Further Reading
Reading List
  • A Discussion of the Economics of Preclearance with Proposed Measurement Methodologies. Arsenault, Jean-François, John C. Taylor, Marc-André Roy and Jean-François Pelletier. Public Safety Canada, 2014
  • A Matter of Trust: Expanding the Preclearance of Commerce between Canada and the United States. Hart, Michael. C. D. Howe Institute, September 2010
  • Accord entre le Gouvernement du Canada et le Gouvernement des États-Unis d'Amérique relative au précontrôle dans les domaines du transport terrestre, ferroviaire, maritime et aérien. Government of Canada. 2015
  • Agreement on land, rail, marine, and air transport preclearance between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States of America. Government of Canada. 2015
  • Beyond walls: re-inventing the Canada-United States borderlands. Konrad, Victor A. and Heather Nora Nicol. Aldershot, England: Ashgate, 2008
  • Border Delays Re-Emerging Priority: Within-Country Dimensions for Canada. Nguyen, Trien T. and Randall M. Wigle. Canadian Public Policy – Analyse de politiques, 37(1): 49-59, March 2011
  • Border security issues with US are piling up for new Canadian Government. Newark, Scott. Inside Policy, 16 August 2016
  • Canada Introduces More Preclearance Legislation For People and Goods. Todgham Cherniak, Cyndee. Canada-U.S. Blog, 22 June 2016
  • Canadian-American Deal on a North American Security Perimeter a Step towards More Border Efficiency. Moens, Alexander. Fraser Institute, 8 January 2011
  • Canadians welcome : they just need a train. Dean DeChiaro. CQ magazine, 75(1):11, January 9, 2017
  • How Much Thicker is the Canada–U.S. Border? The Cost of Crossing the Border by Truck in the Pre- and Post 9/11 Eras. Brown, W. Mark. Statistics Canada, July 2015
  • Jusqu’à quel point la frontière entre le Canada et les États Unis s’est elle resserrée? Le coût du passage de la frontière par camion avant et après le 11 septembre 2001. Brown, W. Mark. Statistique Canada, Juillet 2015
  • Measuring the Costs of the Canada-US Border. Moens, Alexander and Nachum Gabler. Fraser Institute, 15 August 2012
  • Mixed Signals at the Border: The Future of U.S.-Canada Preclearance Programs. Friedman, Kathryn Bryk, Anne Drost et al. . Wilson Centre, 8 December 2010
  • Paramètres économiques du précontrôle : Étude documentaire, discussion et méthodes de mesure proposées. Arsenault, Jean-François, John C. Taylor, Marc-André Roy et Jean-François Pelletier. Sécurité publique Canada, 2014
  • Preclearance bill raises concerns. Cardwell, Mark. Canadian Lawyer, 40(9):42-45, September 2016
  • Rule (The) of law in Canada and the powers of the United States immigration officials on Canadian territory. . Alan Freckelton . Canadian journal of administrative law & practice , 32(2):111-135 , May 2019
  • U.S./Canada Border Clearance: It's Not as Easy as You Think. Costanzo, John T.. Inbound Logistics, September 2013
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