Canadian CEOs call on Tories to end Mexican travel visa ahead of Harper visit

By: Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press, February 10, 2014

OTTAWA - Canada's senior business leaders will urge the Harper government to lift its "intrusive" visa on Mexican travellers ahead of the prime minister's own visit there next week, The Canadian Press has learned.

A forthcoming 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 into Canada.