How American cash for Canada protests could sway US politics
The Canadians who have disrupted trade with the U.S. and occupied downtown Ottawa for nearly three weeks have been cheered and funded by American right-wing activists and conservative politicians who also oppose vaccine mandates and the country’s liberal leader.
Canada to start letting fully vaccinated U.S. citizens enter the country on August 9
Officials said the 14-day quarantine requirement will be waived as of August 9 for eligible travelers who are currently residing in the U.S. and have received a full course of a COVID vaccine approved for use in Canada.cbsnews.com
Canada to let vaccinated US citizens enter country on Aug. 9
Canada announced Monday it will begin letting fully vaccinated U.S. citizens into Canada on Aug. 9, and those from the rest of the world on Sept. 7. Officials said the 14-day quarantine requirement will be waived as of Aug. 9 for eligible travelers who are currently residing in the United States and have received a full course of a COVID-19 vaccine approved for use in Canada.news.yahoo.com
Readout of Attorney General Merrick B. Garland’s Call with Bill Blair, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness of Canada
Attorney General Merrick B. Garland spoke yesterday with Bill Blair, the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness of Canada. In their inaugural bilateral conversation, the leaders discussed their shared commitment to cooperating at the strategic level on a wide range of shared challenges and opportunities – from advancing policing and justice reform to countering the threats posed by domestic violent extremism. Attorney General Garland and Minister Blair also reaffirmed their commitment to reinvigorating the U.S./Canada Cross-Border Crime Forum as a mechanism for enhancing bilateral cooperation between the Justice Department and Public Safety Canada on common law enforcement objectives, including reducing gun violence and addressing shared narcotics threats from transnational criminal organizations.justice.gov
Man shot to death at Vancouver's airport in gang incident
A 28-year-old man was fatally shot Sunday at the Vancouver International Airport in what Canadian authorities said was a gang-related slaying. The man was shot near the departure terminal at the airport, which is in neighboring Richmond, British Columbia. Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sgt. Frank Jang said the victim was known to police and the incident was related to a gang conflict the region has seen lately.news.yahoo.com
Canada designates the Proud Boys as a terrorist entity
Enrique Tarrio, the chairman of Proud Boys, called the terrorist designation “ridiculous.”"There is no basis for it. All the Canadian Proud Boys have ever done is go to rallies,” Tarrio said in a phone interview. He estimated there are between 1,000 and 1,500 Proud Boys in Canada. Sending money to the organization or buying Proud Boys paraphernalia would also be a crime. On January 6, 2021, the Proud Boys played a pivotal role in the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.”The government calls the Proud Boys a neo-fascist organization with semiautonomous chapters located in the United States, Canada, and internationally.
Canada extends US border closure through Feb. 21, 2021
Several lanes at the United States border crossing in Lacolle, Quebec, is closed, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Update Feb. 22, 2021: US-Canada border travel restrictions extended to March 21, 2021Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Bill Blair announced on Jan. 12 that the U.S.-Canada border will remain closed until Feb. 21, 2021, in order to “ensure the safety of Canadians” against COVID-19. — Bill Blair (@BillBlair) January 12, 2021“We are extending restrictions on non-essential travel with the United States until February 21st, 2021. Nonessential travel is prohibited across the U.S.-Canada border. AdRead more: Canada: US border measures to last until COVID is under controlQuick facts about the US-Canada border restrictions:
Canada extends border closing with U.S. until Nov. 21
DETROIT -- Officials with the Canadian government confirmed in a tweet Monday they will continue to keep the border between the U.S. and Canada closed as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. The border closure was scheduled to lift Wednesday, but Canadian Public Safety Minister Bill Blair, says the closure has been extended. We are extending non-essential travel restrictions with the United States until November 21st, 2020. “We will continue to make sure that Canadian safety is top of mind when we move forward. We see the cases in the United States and elsewhere around the world, and we need to continue to keep these border controls in place,” Trudeau said.mlive.com
Canada extends U.S. border restrictions to Oct. 21
TORONTO, ONT – Canada is extending the agreement to keep the U.S. border closed to non-essential travel to Oct. 21 during the coronavirus pandemic. The restrictions were announced on March 18 and have been extended each month since. Essential cross-border workers like healthcare professionals, airline crews and truck drivers are still permitted to cross. Truck drivers are critical as they move food and medical goods in both directions. Much of Canada’s food supply comes from or via the U.S.Americans who are returning to the U.S. and Canadians who are returning to Canada are also exempted from the border closure.
Canada, US border closure extended again
DETROIT Officials in Canada and the United States have decided to keep the countries border closed to non-essential travel for another month. The current extension of the border crossing restrictions is set to expire Aug. 21. That is now extended another 30 days to Sept. 21. The restrictions were first announced on March 18 and were extended in April, May, June, July and now until Sept. 21. Chad Wolf, the United States acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security tweeted Friday:We continue to work with our Canadian and Mexican partners to slow the spread of #COVID19.