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Archived - Minister Blaney highlights the 100th Anniversary of the Boundary Bay Port of Entry
The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, today unveiled a plaque to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Boundary Bay port of entry (POE).
The first customs office was located in the home of Edward Theodore Calvert, who was sworn in to be the Inspector of Customs on August 18, 1914. Milestone anniversaries remind us how much our world has changed, and how the role of customs and immigration continues to evolve to ensure lasting security and prosperity.
The Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) would like to take this opportunity to recognize and thank the border services officers and support staff within CBSA, past and present, for their dedication, service and professionalism.
- The first customs office was located near Raitt Road and Point Roberts Road (today, 12th Avenue and 56th Street)
- Records indicate that in June 1921, 600 cars entered Canada through the Boundary Bay POE. In June 2014, 107,400 vehicles were processed.
“Today we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Boundary Bay Port of Entry. This milestone provides an occasion for us to reflect on how this POE was established, and how far we have come. It is POEs such as Boundary Bay that have helped to to make the border faster and more efficient for law-abiding Canadians. I would like to thank those who have worked at this POE over the years who have supported the success of Boundary Bay in proudly protecting our Canadian borders.”
The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
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