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International, Politics

Canada-U.S. border to remain closed until Nov. 21

Canada and the U.S. are extending travel restrictions on their mutual land border until at least Nov. 21, Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said Monday. “Our decisions will continue to be based on the best public health advice available to »

Economy, International, Politics

Canada-U.S. border closure to be extended for another 30 days, CBC reports

Ottawa and Washington have agreed to extend restrictions on travel across the Canada-U.S. border for another 30 days, CBC News reports. Senior government officials have confirmed to CBC News that the agreement, which was set to expire on July 21, »

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics

Ottawa looking at reuniting families separated by border closure, says Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal government is looking into possible changes to the pandemic restrictions on the Canada-U.S. border that could allow close family members to reunite. “We have been looking at ways at perhaps allowing close family »

International, Politics

Canada-U.S. border to remain closed for another month

The Canada-U.S. border will remain closed for another 30 days, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Tuesday. Speaking during his daily news conference in Ottawa, Trudeau said both countries have agreed to extend the closure to June 21. Canada and the »

International, Politics

Canada is in no rush to reopen borders, says Trudeau

Canada will be “very, very careful” about easing restrictions on international travel, including all non-essential travel from the U.S., as countries around the world begin to relax travel bans aimed at slowing down the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, Prime »

Health, International

U.S. troops at the border: Idea is scrapped…’for now’

CBC News has confirmed reports that the United States has dropped a proposal to station American troops near the U.S.-Canada border as part of a COVID-19 containment strategy. The CBC’s Catherine Tunney, Philip Ling and Katie Simpson report that a »

Immigration & Refugees, Politics

RCMP has intercepted 3,800 asylum seekers crossing illegally into Quebec since Aug. 1

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police has intercepted more than 3,800 asylum seekers who have crossed the Canada-U.S. border in Quebec illegally during the first two weeks of August, the federal police force said Thursday. The figures were released at a joint technical »

Immigration & Refugees

Opposition calls on government to crack down on illegal border crossings

It’s not a flood yet but the growing trickle of asylum seekers illegally crossing the Canadian border with the United States, has officials in Ottawa worried they might face a torrent of refugee claimants fleeing President Donald Trump’s crackdown on »