Here we go again! Your thoughts? Will it encourage more of us YYZ'ers to to fly out of US border towns like Buffalo and Detroit? Taken from today's Toronto Star: Canadians have dodged similar bullets in the past. But this time around, America’s grim fiscal reality could mean there will be no escaping a proposed new $5.50 border fee aimed at Canadian travellers arriving by sea and air. Watchers of the Canada-U.S. condition caution not to make too much of the latest irritant to cross-border travel, noting Canada, Mexico and a small cluster of Caribbean states will still enjoy a fee exemption for visitors arriving in private vehicles, leaving cross-border shoppers untouched. The U.S. levy— a “passenger inspection fee” buried in the fine print of President Barack Obama’s proposed 2012 budget — speaks directly to Washington’s desperate need for new revenue, analysts say.