mexico and canada
A combination photograph shows Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (L) and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto at the APEC Business Advisory Council dialogue in Manila, Philippines, November 18, 2015. REUTERS/Wally Santana/Pool TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Mexican citizens may soon be able to travel to Canada without a visa after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau formally promised to removed the visa requirements for Mexican citizens entering Canada. “Justin Trudeau confirmed he has given his cabinet instructions to in the future remove the requisite of Canadian visas for Mexicans," Enrique Peña Nieto tweeted

In an effort to smooth relations between the countries after Conservative Leader Stephen Harper imposed a new visa system on Mexicans to stem the flow of asylum requests, Trudeau stated that Canada and Mexico are both members of NAFTA and that there shouldn’t be travel obstacles for their citizens,“we need to ensure that Canada is a country that is accepting refugees who are fleeing persecution from all sorts of places around the world for all sorts of different reasons,” Trudeau said that asylum applications should be handled in a “reasonable and speedy fashion” but “there are other ways of doing that than slapping a Mexican visa that is hurting tourism and relations with our continental partner and quite frankly has hurt our growth within NAFTA.”

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