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“We will have to look very carefully at what we can do”: Trudeau’s travel update

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hinted at the possibility of so-called ‘air bridges’ in this morning’s briefing, however any reopening of borders and loosening of travel restrictions to get these first steps started could be a long way off.
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Trudeau says temperature screening for travellers will be mandatory

The federal government is mandating temperature screening for all passengers coming through Canada’s airports.
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Trudeau again broaches refunds debate; Garneau extends cruise ship ban

Minister of Transport Marc Garneau has extended the ban on cruise ships entering Canadian waters until at least Oct. 31.
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Trudeau wades into refunds vs. vouchers debate, industry braces for more disputes

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau waded into the refunds vs. vouchers debate at his daily COVID-19 briefing today.
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Federal COVID 19 wage subsidy to last through summer, Trudeau says

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says a federal wage subsidy for employees in businesses hit hard by COVID-19 will last at least until the end of August.
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“People will need to travel again,” says Trudeau; rent relief program unveiled

Following up on news last week about rent relief for small businesses, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau this morning announced a new program to help small businesses pay their rent for April, May and June.
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Canada-U.S. border closure expected to start March 20

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he expects the Canada-U.S. border to shut down for non-essential travellers sometime overnight between Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21.
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“Let me be clear: if you are abroad it is time to come back home”: Trudeau update

Effective March 18 the federal government is restricting return international flights to just four airports across the country in an effort to maximize screening for the coronavirus.
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Federal government follows through with travel advisory for Canadians

The federal government has followed through with an advisory for Canadians against all non-essential travel amid the coronavirus outbreak.
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Trudeau, Garneau, UIA issue statements as PS752 crash investigation looms

Canadian officials including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Transport Minister Marc Garneau have issued statements in the wake of the tragic crash of Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752.
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