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31 August 2006

Associated Press

TORONTO — Canada announced Thursday it will outfit border guards with guns for the first time, moving to keep officers at their posts in the facing of increasing threats by armed fugitives. Canada's guards along its 4,000-mile border with the United States do not carry guns, but many have demanded firearms. Prime Minister Stephen Harper said the government plans to arm and train its 4,500 border agents over the next 10 years to use firearms. He said that starting in... (

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