Cars enter lanes for Canada customs and border inspection after arriving from the United States to Surrey, British Columbia, Canada February 16, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Helgren - RTSZ2QN

As Canadians avoid the U.S. over fears of being rejected at the border, new figures suggest it’s Americans who might be more likely to get denied entry by Canada.
Numbers obtained by La Presse show that the rate of Americans being turned back by Canadian border guards at land crossings has skyrocketed by 31 percent over the last year. This flies in the face of the narrative that Canadians are having a harder time crossing into the U.S. because of new immigration policies being pursued by President Donald Trump.
The figures show that 30,233 Americans were rejected while trying to enter Canada in 2016, compared to 23,052 who were turned away by the Canada Border Services Agency the year before. In 2014, the number was less than half at only 7,509.
Like their American counterparts, Canadian border guards have discretion over who they let in and out, and are not required …