Trudeau Needs to Tell Canadians When Life Can Return to Normal

February 4, 2021

In late January, the Trudeau government announced sweeping new travel restrictions and suspended flights by Canadian airlines in and out of some destinations. They also placed even stricter measures on people coming into Canada, implementing required tests upon arrival and a mandatory quarantine in an approved hotel for 3 days while awaiting test results at your own expense. If a traveler tests positive they must quarantine in a federal facility.

Canada’s Conservatives were the first to call on the government to secure the border at the start of the pandemic. We’re now a year into the pandemic and the Trudeau government still hasn’t learned anything from the first wave.

Lockdowns and restrictions were put in place to buy governments time to get permanent solutions like vaccines, rapid testing, variant testing capacity, and therapeutics – these tools now exist. The problem is, Justin Trudeau hasn’t succeeded in bringing them to widespread use in Canada. We need to be using these tools to reduce quarantine times, like our allies around the world are doing.

By now, Canadians should know when things are going to get better.

The Liberals can’t keep asking Canadians to sacrifice more without being clear when restrictions can be eased.

Conservatives are calling on the Liberals to give Canadians a clear plan and the information they deserve. Right now, the government continues to announce measures – such as this new border policy – but fail to provide adequate details. This is simply making Canadians even more uneasy at an already stressful time.

The government has been unable to tell Canadians what criteria needs to be met to reopen the border. They can’t answer the question of how many Canadians need to be vaccinated before we can return to normal. How can the government expect people to continue to stay isolated in their homes, separated from family, and suffer extreme mental health issues without answers to these questions?

Do you agree that the government needs to tell Canadians when life can return to normal? Add your name and share the following petition: http://www.blakerichards.ca/covid-restrictions/