Canada changing travel restrictions to allow more families to reunite

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John Feldsted
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Canada changing travel restrictions to allow more families to reunite

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Rachel Aiello
Ottawa News Bureau Online Producer
CTV News
Friday, October 2, 2020

OTTAWA -- The federal government is easing the current cross-border travel policies on family reunification, expanding who will be allowed into Canada while also boosting monitoring for travellers entering the country.

While the Canadian border is set to remain closed for another month at least to all non-essential travel, changes are coming to allow more extended family members into Canada on compassionate grounds, as well as allowing international students to enter the country under certain criteria.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Marco Mendicino, Public Safety Minister Bill Blair and Health Minister Patty Hajdu made the announcement about updated border measures and travel regulations on Friday, stating that compassion is needed in light of the worsening spread in some regions of Canada that will likely lead to renewed lockdown measures. ... -1.5130094

This announcement, simultaneous with provincial exhortations for residents to strictly limit or curtail our Halloween trick or treat and costume party traditions, is inane.

Just a week ago, Prime Minister Trudeau said that getting together for a (Thanksgiving) meal is not an option. ... important/

Our governments have failed us on the coronavirus/COVID file. We have suffered over six months of contradictory, chaotic, messy and demeaning orders and regulations. We have lost freedoms and rights, suffered debilitating isolation and fearmongering, but the virus spread is not contained.

The “second wave” warnings are nonsense. When we were under strict quarantine, coronavirus spread was contained. That is not a solution to controlling an epidemic as we cannot be confined to our homes indefinitely, although our officials are certainly trying to do so.

When regulations were relaxed, the virus spread. Our governments are blaming the victims and threatening stricter sanctions as punishment for government failures. Health care experts advise politicians. It is politicians who approve any regulations issued and are accountable to the public.

We have spent the last 26 weeks being ordered about like subjects of kings. There is no ongoing COVID emergency. Incompetent politicians unwilling to admit they cannot control the coronavirus epidemic is not an emergency.

If politicians share the scant coronavirus information we can rely on with the public and appeal to us for assistance, we can work together to minimize the loss of lives. Ordering us about as if we lack common sense and the capacity to reason has failed. We can’t blame politicians for trying; after all, we were dumb enough to elect them.

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Re: Canada changing travel restrictions to allow more families to reunite

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Put not thy trust in princes, and by modernist extensions the infernal denizens of democracy.

Turd ho says no Thanksgiving get together.
I say, bugger off you festering boil on a constipated monkey’s buttocks!

Stupid curtailing of All Hallows’ Eve tradition?

Climb upon a knotted broomstick, thou pusillanimous poppinjay, and with a jack o lantern upon thy swollen head be fixed, avaunt thee and soar off to commingle with the spirits of the air, until thy descent is rudely interrupted by an errant pumpkin patch.
Blessed be the Lord my God, who teacheth my hands to fight,
and my fingers to war.


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