Current travel restrictions aren’t applied uniformly for air and land travellers. Similar restrictions need to be applied to land border crossings to curb the spread of COVID-19 and its variants.
Canadian government travel restrictions are an attempt to curb the spread of COVID-19 variants. But vague language around exemptions for medical travel may confuse the physicians who can grant them.
Nurses on both sides of the border report that they aren’t getting the support they need to feel safe on the job and maintain their own health and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The U.S. wanted to use the coronavirus pandemic as a reason to send the military to its northern border. The idea is part of America’s desire to “Mexicanize” the world’s longest undefended border.
Canada and the United States have opted to keep its border open to commercial trucking during the coronavirus pandemic. The decision is important to the economies of both countries.
Canada’s ban on foreign travellers is not consistent with the science of the pandemic or Canada’s own values of inclusion and openness to outsiders.
Canadian leaders have desperately tried to preserve the country’s image of liberal humanitarianism at our border, but the reality is Canada’s immigration history is built upon exclusion.
Unlike prior waves like the enslaved people on the Underground Railroad or Vietnam-era war resisters, they are children whose parents fear deportation after spending years in the United States.
Rather than closing a loophole in a Canada-U.S. agreement that allows Canadian officials to turn back asylum-seekers from the U.S. at the border, the deal should be abolished outright.