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LETTER: Questions about the closed border

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Over a year ago, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was being urged to close the borders to international travel but refused to do so. He was not to take a “knee jerk” reaction.

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People from China, even Wuhan, and India and other countries in which the coronavirus was rampant were admitted, given a brochure at the airport and told to go home and quarantine.

It was not until the virus was spread throughout Canada that Trudeau made a feeble attempt to disallow entry from certain countries. However, those wishing to enter Canada managed to do so by re-routing their trip. It was a case of closing the barn door, albeit partially, after the horse got out.

Trudeau is now easing some border crossings between Canada and the United States.

There are still “rules” and “requirements” attached to the ability to come into Canada from the U.S. Most, in my not so humble opinion, are beyond the pale, unnecessary and unreasonable.

Canadians are having difficulty in returning to their own country from the U.S. due to the imposition of ridiculous costs and ordinances.

A couple recently returned to Canada from America and described their experience as a “nightmare”.

Why are Canadians not welcomed back to their own country but, instead, subjected to such ludicrous rules to which the politicians themselves do not adhere?

It’s high time people refused to be bullied by government-appointed officials who think gold buttons and a hat enable them to treat those who pay their salaries so disrespectfully.

Enough already!

Bernice Rade

Forest

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