With the new US-Canada border deal attracting so much attention in Canada, my Canada Institute colleague Paul Frazer and I thought it was important to generate some attention in the U.S., especially in border communities where better access to Canada for traders and travellers translates into easier participation in cross-border supply chains and regional economic growth. With presidential elections looming, it is going to be increasingly difficult to keep US political attention on this important initiative.  The two governments have made important commitments.  Now it’s the job of the voters in both countries to ensure that these promises are kept. Here is our OpEd, published in the Cleveland Plain Dealer on December 8, about why the deal matters to Ohio.