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Canada to bar entry to most travellers who are not citizens or permanent residents, with exceptions for US citizens

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    jcdl
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    My heart sank listening to that announcement. Needless to say, I am not impressed by this reaction. There is no reason we should be accepting American citizens at this time. The federal government...

    My heart sank listening to that announcement. Needless to say, I am not impressed by this reaction. There is no reason we should be accepting American citizens at this time. The federal government is gambling critical timing needed to brace for the oncoming onslaught of cases with some vague notion of protecting "the economy". What was so difficult about allowing only commercial trade traffic with stringent screening? It feels like Trump is strong arming behind the scenes, which makes me sick to my stomach, given news like asking for vaccine exclusivity.

    Why should Canadians suffer higher infection rates because of the USA's completely inadequate and irresponsible response to this? It's already off the rails enough here, probably only a few days behind the US.

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      JXM
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      I would think that a lot of people who live near the border frequently cross from the US to Canada. Am I wrong?

      I would think that a lot of people who live near the border frequently cross from the US to Canada. Am I wrong?

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        jcdl
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        Some more than others. I live within an hour of the border and cross by land less than 3 times per year, only because of the convenience of picking up packages at a freight forwarder. Parts of my...

        Some more than others. I live within an hour of the border and cross by land less than 3 times per year, only because of the convenience of picking up packages at a freight forwarder.

        Parts of my family live around Windsor and very, very rarely cross into Detroit. Back in the 80s it was a fun weekend trip to go shopping, but there's very little reason to go. More Americans cross into Windsor to gamble there. Similar story with Niagara falls.

        My other thought is with areas near Montreal. Montreal is the biggest city in that area by quite a bit so lots of Americans cross over to shop. I can't speak to the prairie crossings or Vancouver's crossings.

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        1. Loire
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          People fly in from Houston/Dallas and Denver to Calgary/Edmonton and vice versa frequently as well. Theres a lot of business going on between the U.S. and Canada as is to be expected with our...

          People fly in from Houston/Dallas and Denver to Calgary/Edmonton and vice versa frequently as well.

          Theres a lot of business going on between the U.S. and Canada as is to be expected with our proximity

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