“Obviously, we should be convinced that this could be done in a controllable and safe manner… At this point, however, I would say that the operating principle for us is caution and vigilance. –@JonathanWNV re: give #PointRoberts special border clearance. @ NEWS1130
– Marcella Bernardo (@ Bernardo1130) September 25, 2020
“Canadians want us to be very careful with other exceptions at the border. If you look at public opinion research, it’s a very large proportion of Canadians who, at this point, don’t want to see the border reopen. Eventually, of course, we all know it’s going to have to happen, but not yet. “
The land border closure has separated Canada and the United States from all but essential travel since March, and it was recently extended to at least October 21.
Canadians currently living in Point Roberts said the community of around 1,000 residents increasingly resembles a ghost town the longer the pandemic lasts as many stores and restaurants have been forced to close.
The Federal Minister of the Environment, who is the Member of Parliament for #NorthVancouver tell @ news1130 some voters have expressed concerns about access to second homes #PointRoberts which is a border town with a population of around 1000 in #Washington State. #COVID-19[FEMININE #cdnpoli @ NEWS1130
– Marcella Bernardo (@ Bernardo1130) 25 septembre 2020
Mais le ministre dit que toute exception à la fermeture de la frontière nécessiterait un examen attentif.
«De toute évidence, nous devrions être convaincus que cela pourrait être fait d’une manière contrôlable et sûre», déclare Wilkinson. «Ce serait la conversation qui aurait lieu avec le ministre Blair et les responsables de la sécurité à la frontière. À ce stade, cependant, je dirais que le principe de base pour nous est la prudence et la vigilance.