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Mayors, MPs call for end of COVID-19 restrictions at Canada-U.S borders via open letter

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Niagara Falls, Ont., says he keeps dreaming of an event with the prime minister and Ontario’s premier cutting a “massive ribbon” at the Canada-U.S.

border signaling Canada is once again open for business.Jim Diodati made that suggestion as a number of Canadian MPs and border-city mayors published another open letter to Ottawa demanding the elimination of all remaining COVID-19 restrictions still in effect along the northern border.“It’s been a long haul, especially in a border community that relies on tourism specifically,” Diodati told 900 CHML’s Bill Kelly Show.

U.S. lawmakers, advocates urge Ottawa to scrap ArriveCAN, open Nexus offices “Typically, 50 per cent of our revenue comes from the U.S., from our international visitation.

It really matters to us that we do the right things.”Diodati joined 22 municipal leaders, members of congress and MPs this week calling on the federal government to scrap COVID-19 testing requirements for fully-vaccinated people wanting to cross the border from the U.S.

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