Canada-U.S. border should stay shut but provincial ones shouldn’t harden: experts

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Now is not the time to look at reopening the border with the United States amid the coronavirus pandemic, experts say.

But at the same time, provinces should not be hardening the borders between themselves.

This week on The West Block, host Mercedes Stephenson was joined by a provincial health minister, a civil rights advocate and a former American ambassador to Canada, to discuss how the federal government should approach talks on reopening the border with the U.S.

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Those conversations also touched on whether the actions by some provinces and territories to bar interprovincial movement is a good idea — or even legal.

New Brunswick, for example, is turning away travellers it deems to be non-essential and the Northwest Territories government has also banned all non-essential travel.

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