Canada and the U.S. are working on plans to deal with what's being called "an inevitable increase in cross-border traffic" as economies in both countries reopen following shutdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

That's according to Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland who says traffic over the shared border is bound to increase as states and provinces reopen shuttered businesses and ease restrictions on personal mobility, even if the current Canada-U.S. ban on non-essential travel remains unchanged.

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