The United States government wants Canadians to pay to enter the United States to help ease their desperate financial situation.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Fiscal Year 2014 budget requests a study to determine the feasibility of collecting a fee for pedestrians and passenger vehicles crossing between the United States and Canada by land.

Whether this fee would focus on those entering or exiting the United States, or both, and how much each crossing might cost has yet to be determined.

"While we appreciate the fiscal challenges faced by our friends in the United States we would prefer the US government focus on ways to reduce obstacles at the border that hinder trade and tourism," MacKenzie said.

The Canada-US Economic relationship is one of the largest in the world. Trade in goods and services between the two countries totaled $645 billion in 2010—more than $1.7 billion in goods and services each day.

Fees for many commercial goods and agricultural inspections are already charged in the US - Canada border. Airline passengers in both countries already pay significant security fees on top of their ticket prices.