British Columbia Premier Weighs Travel Ban on Outside Canadians
January 15, 2021 Admin
CTVNEWS.COM – Premier John Horgan says he’s seeking legal advice to see if B.C. can stop Canadians from travelling to the province for non-essential reasons, as a measure to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Horgan said he’d had conversations with other premiers about reducing non-essential travel, as concerns are being raised from across the province. Yet, he noted, Canada’s Constitution allows free travel within the country.
It’s an issue that has been discussed both in B.C. and elsewhere for months, and Horgan said it’s time to find out whether provincial governments can act on it.
Canada’s Atlantic provinces instituted a travel ban or Atlantic bubble that said Canadians from other provinces couldn’t visit except for essential reasons; a ban that was upheld by the courts.