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President Biden
has asked for a plan

Upon assuming office in January, President Joe Biden immediately directed his officials to work with the Canadian counterparts to develop a plan to reopen the Canada-U.S. border.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has joined the growing number of politicians calling for reopening

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says the monthly border closure extensions make no sense; he has added his voice to the call for reopening the Canada-U.S. border to travellers.

Representative Brian Higgins
(D-NY) says the CDC guidelines indicate travel should be allowed

Representative Brian Higgins has been one of the most vocal advocates for reopening the Canada-U.S. border, saying now CDC guidance shows that it is time to start reopening safely.

The Expert Advisory Panel to the federal government on Testing and Screening announced new guidance on travel

The federal government’s advisory panel on testing and screening recently announced that the quarantine hotel policy should be scrapped immediately and that there should be a significant change to the current policy.

MP Wayne Easter says the Prime Minister needs to coordinate a border reopening plan

Liberal MP Wayne Easter, chair of the House Finance Committee and co-chair of the Canada-U.S. Interparliamentary Friendship Group, is leading the push in Parliament for Prime Minister Trudeau to seriously develop a comprehensive plan for reopening.

Border city mayors are pushing for the border to reopen as soon as possible

Windsor mayor Drew Dilkens has been pushing for the border to reopen, especially for Canadians who are interested in getting vaccinated at U.S. clinics.

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Niagara Falls mayor wants targets from federal government for U.S. border reopening

Niagara Falls mayor Jim Diodati has asked the government to lay out their plan and what the metrics are for deciding when and how the border will reopen.

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Fully vaccinated returning Canadian travellers could see relief from quarantine

The federal government is actively considering a first-phase easing of border restrictions that would grant returning Canadians and permanent residents who are fully vaccinated a measure of relief from onerous post-travel quarantine rules, according to a senior government official.

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Tourism Industry “Disappointed” With Trudeau Over Lack of Border Opening Date

The head of the Tourism Industry Association of Canada says she’s “disappointed” that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hasn’t provided a date for Canada’s borders to open.

Feds can't have it both ways

With talk of the of the CEWS and CERS support programs coming to an end, the federal government can’t also keep the Canada-US border closed, says the Tourism Industry Association of Canada. “It can’t be both ways; either continue to support tourism businesses… or start reopening the border so that businesses can get back to work,” says TIAC president Beth Potter.

Canada’s Tourism Industry Calls
On Government To Reopen Canada-U.S. Border

The Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) announced today that it is calling on the federal government of Canada to come up with a plan for reopening the Canada-U.S. border, which has now been closed for nearly 15 months. 

Canada should reopen its border

Hockey fans rejoiced last Sunday when Canadian health officials agreed to let National Hockey League teams cross the U.S.-Canada border for the Stanley Cup playoffs. It was not a big surprise; the Montreal Canadiens are looking good, and they stand to bring the Cup north for the first time since they won it last in 1993.

Canada faces pressure to reopen the U.S. border

Fifteen months after the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S.-Canada border remains closed to all but essential travel, cutting off families, would-be tourists, and billions of dollars in commerce. Both countries have imposed strict limits on who can cross the border, but Canada’s restrictions are tighter, and its enforcement is far more severe.

Northern New England reps urge US-Canadian border reopening

The U.S. representatives from Northern New England are urging the Department of Homeland Security to safely reopen the U.S.-Canadian border, noting that Canadian tourists are vital contributors to the region’s economy.

New York congressman says Biden, Trudeau to talk plan for Canada-U.S. border at G7

WASHINGTON — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Joe Biden will discuss plans to reopen the Canada-U.S. border when they meet on the margins of the G7 summit, a New York congressman said Thursday amid ongoing pressure to further ease travel restrictions.

COVID-19: Momentum growing for U.S.-Canada border to reopen

A growing chorus of political leaders on both sides of the border are calling on the Canadian and American governments to reopen the border for vaccinated travellers.

Details on Canada-U.S. border reopening could come by Monday

Tourism-related businesses and those with cross-border interests have their eyes peeled as the federal government is expected to reveal next steps for reopening the Canada-U.S. border by Monday.

Canadian Hotels Dying as Border Talks Heat Up

Canadian hotels are dying due to the closed Canada-U.S. border, says the head of the Hotel Association of Canada.

Stressing the negative financial impact of border closure, panel calls for reopening

Panel discussion part of series asking federal government to open shared border that has been closed to non-essential travel for 15 months

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