A bipartisan group of United States politicians is pushing for the U.S.-Canada border to reopen.
But Canadians are having none of it, and they aren’t sorry they feel this way.
In a letter this week shared by New York congressman Brian Higgins, 27 members of Congress called on the U.S. and Canadian governments to begin a phased full reopening of the border when the current agreement expires on July 21. Restrictions on the border were first introduced in March, and have renewed them three times over the course of the coronavirus pandemic.
“We are asking that the United States and Canada immediately craft a comprehensive framework for phased reopening of the border based on objective metrics and accounting for the varied circumstances across border regions,” the letter’s authors wrote.
Canadians, on the other hand, have a different perspective on the prospect of the border reopening. And they didn’t mince words online.
No thank you... clean up your backyard before you attempt to enter ours.. sincerely Canada— MichelleTypoQueen (@MichelletypoQ) July 8, 2020
please keep your spreading pandemic and market-based healthcare system firmly within your own borders, thank you— joseph gordon-lenin (@joelaf) July 8, 2020
keep it— vacuum sealing beef jerky so it doesn't get stale (@guydebort) July 8, 2020
keep it closed I don't want my family and friends to die, thanks— Adam (@ChalicothereX) July 9, 2020
No.— MaggieMay (@CailinasEirinn) July 9, 2020
And I’m not sorry.
Why would Canada even THINK of reopening the border with the US when the US is completely incapable of keeping the virus in check? This is like inviting zombies into your house. https://t.co/3mG6LzCJ13— Matthew Rossi (@MatthewWRossi) July 8, 2020