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Sat May 1, 2021, 02:06 PM

Talks to reopen U.S.-Canada border lack 'sense of urgency' on either side, official says

May 1—One of the members on the bi-national task force set up to examine what it will take to end the closure of the U.S.-Canadian border to non-essential travel due to COVID-19 said that he did not feel a "sense of urgency" from either side to reopen.

"I'm going to be honest with you. In the discussions we've had, we did not feel that there was a sense of urgency, either on the American or on the Canadian side, to address this issue," Former Quebec Premier Jean Charest said in a webinar Wednesday, April 28, according to a story by the Adirondack Daily Enterprise. "We did not get that sense, that feeling that this was something that they have to deal with right now.

"Our challenge in the short term is to move them to that level where they are actually committed to delivering a plan."

Charest is part of the Wilson Task Force on Public Health set up late last year to develop recommendations for the border's eventual reopening. Former Washington state governor Christine Gregoire is also a member of the task force.

The group was originally supposed to release recommendations on how to reopen the border in March, but has not yet done so, according to the Daily Enterprise story. Though he gave no timeline on when those recommendations would be released, Charest said that plan was coming.


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Sat May 1, 2021, 04:20 PM

1. It's good to see people beginning to "make haste slowly". Too many people have died

due to the lock-down/easing yo-yo.

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