Canadian Customs Agents Back To Work
Update: Thursday's strike by Canadian customs officers was short-lived. The customs agents returned to work early Friday after being advised that their actions were not permissible under Canadian labor law. The agents walked off their jobs at several border crossings in Ontario because they wanted to be armed or have other armed guards at the border crossings. The short work stoppage caused significant delays at several border crossings, including a five mile backup at Detroit's Ambassador Bridge and a seven-mile backup at the Blue Water Bridge.