The B.I.C. government is building a border wall along the border with B.S.E., saying it will be “the most cost effective” border security program in the country’s history.
The government says the wall will be up and running by 2019, with completion expected by 2021.
“We’ve had a number of attempts in recent years to get this done, and no-one’s been able to come close,” B.J. Barrett, the deputy minister of international trade, said Monday.
“And that’s because of cost.
It’s not the right way to go.
It isn’t the right type of thing to be building this wall.”
The government is hoping that with a border-fence fence, people won’t try to sneak into the country from Mexico, which is about 400 kilometres away.
The plan calls for a wall of at least 2,000 metres at the Canadian border with Mexico and at least 1,500 metres along the U.S.-Mexico border.
“It’s a cost-effective, long-term, comprehensive, well-coordinated plan that will help us meet the threat of illegal immigration from Mexico and the challenges of the border,” Barrett said.
He said it’s been three years since the U