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Trudeau Urged to Drop Border Ambiguity and Salvage Summer Travel

  • Business, tourism groups call for clear plan to reopen Canada
  • Industry ‘cannot afford to lose’ second consecutive season
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Business Groups Call on Trudeau to Open Canadian Border

Tourism businesses pushed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to relax stringent Canadian border rules in time to salvage the summer travel season, calling for a nationwide plan to reopen the country as the Covid-19 pandemic eases.

The Tourism Industry Association of Canada, the National Airlines Council of Canada and other business groups lambasted the government’s lack of clarity over future travel rules, even as vaccination rates climb rapidly. They also asked for a vaccine certification process and harmonized rules between provinces, which have at times made entry even more restrictive.