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.

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One response to “British Columbia Premier Weighs Travel Ban on Outside Canadians”

  1. Mary says:

    There are campgrounds in B.C. FULL of people from other Provinces AND people from California or other States who lied and said that they were on their way to Alaska…they didn’t go there. I like the fact that Canadians can travel within their own country…but staying in a campground for months is not travelling – it’s staying there…like the Americans are doing…they’re STAYING. That is wrong during these pandemic times, and I agree with Horgan.

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