This just in a few hours ago:
My comment? Thank goodness we don't get half the government we pay for.I just received word that the matter has been resolved. The border is open and permits will be issued starting tomorrow.
The border closure came about when Canada asked the US to provide certification of "no more than 1% varroa in 5% of the apiary". The USDA responded to Canada by asking that varroa be removed entirely from the certification. They have been negotiating and closed the border during the "discussion".
Canada's requirement of "1% varroa" will be upheld for now and the matter will be reviewed by our government authorities again in the Fall.