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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. 

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