Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Large Family Gets Backing of Premier in Fight to Bring Custom Vehicle Home

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Large Family Gets Backing of Premier in Fight to Bring Custom Vehicle Home

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Big family gets to bring custom vehicle home

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REGINA - A large Saskatchewan family's two-year fight to get back its specially modified vehicle is finally over after Premier Brad Wall waded into the battle at the border.

The Morris family's extra-long vehicle had been sitting idle at the North Portal border crossing after Canadian border officials refused to let it cross because it had been altered in the U.S.

After months of phone calls, letters, emails and meetings, Canada Border Services Agency gave the family of 10 a one-month deadline in July to sell the vehicle or see it destroyed.

But on Wednesday, Wall said the family will be allowed to bring the $90,000 vehicle home, as long as it passes a full inspection.

Wall said the province will accept the responsibility of licensing the vehicle.

Alison Morris said her husband and eight children are excited.

"We've had lots of people tell us to quit over the last two years, well-meaning people, that didn't want to see us hurt anymore," she said. …

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