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Akwesasne border closed in armed guard protest


The federal government won't reopen a Canada-U.S. border crossing on a native reserve in eastern Ontario until the local community accepts armed border guards at the Canadian border post on their land, Public Safety Minister Peter Van Loan said Monday. The federal government pre-emptively shut down the Cornwall Island, Ont., crossing shortly before midnight Sunday when Mohawks vowed to prevent Monday's planned arming of border guards on the