A recent Globe and Mail article that focuses on Brexit looks at how the U.K. must find a way to keep the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland completely open after Brexit.
Paul Waldie, the author of the article, discusses the different border options that the U.K could implement, including adopting the technology currently in place along the Canada-U.S. border between Windsor, Ont., and Detroit.
Waldie asks Laurie Tannous, Vice President, Government and Industry Relations, Farrow, for her insight into how the U.K. could implement this at the Northern Ireland border:
‘Canadian border expert Laurie Tannous agrees that the Windsor-Detroit border could be an example for the U.K. to follow, but it wouldn’t be a quick fix. “In terms of everything I hear with what’s happening with Brexit, I do think technology is the solution,” said Ms. Tannous, a special adviser to the University of Windsor’s Cross-Border Institute, who ran a four-day workshop on the Canadian border with British officials in Belfast in 2017. “However, I think it’s going to take time to implement because that’s been the biggest lesson with Canada and the U.S. and our border; we are seeing all these technological advances, there is less friction, but it takes time to get there.”’
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