Niagara Falls Tour Boats Highlight Covid-19 Gap Between US and Canada | World news


Every day, Mory DiMaurizio looks out the window at Niagara Falls and sighs in frustration.Not at the sight of the falls – one of the world’s most amazing natural wonders – but rather at the prospect of American tour boats with Americans in blue ponchos.

“I see him several times a day. I look out the window, and here she is again, ”said DiMaurizio, vice president and general manager of Canada’s leading travel agency, Hornblower Niagara Cruises.

His company’s boats can carry up to 700 people, but Ontario’s strict social distancing rules only allow them to carry six passengers at a time.

In contrast, the American Maid of the Mist boats – which can normally hold around 500 people – are operating at 50% capacity.

The marked difference reflects radically different approaches that Canada and the United States have taken to tackle the coronavirus pandemic – and their starkly contrasting results.


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