Canadian Business Leaders Demand Plan to Reopen Borders, Economy Now

By Canadian Press	
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US and Canadian business leaders have voiced increasing concern about the ban on non-essential travel in light of COVID-19 that was first imposed in March 2020 and renewed on a monthly basis since then.

LeBlanc says Canadians can expect information within days on how the federal government intends to re-open the Canadian border to global travel.

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talked with US President Joe Biden on Sunday about how to lift the pandemic-related border restrictions between the two countries, but revealed that a breakthrough had not been achieved.

"There may have to be a transitional measure, for example if there's a phased adjustment for borders in July or maybe August".

Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, speaks during a news conference held by the Canadian Travel and Tourism Roundtable, a coalition of airports, airlines, hotels, boards of trade and chambers of commerce, to urge the federal government to implement a reopening plan for travel and tourism, at the Ottawa Airport in Ottawa, on June 14, 2021.

Trudeau said he had talked with Biden after the G7 summit in the United Kingdom "about coordinating border measures as the two countries proceed with mass vaccination".

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe is calling on the federal government to relax border measures and allow people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to travel freely.

She says knowing that one dose is proving to be less effective against Delta, but two doses are doing very well, it is more important than ever to aim for full vaccination as quickly as possible and probably aim for even higher than 75 per cent.

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