Canadians Say ‘Keep It’ To U.S. Congress Calls For Reopened Border

Melanie Woods
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The border crossing at the Peace Arch Canada-U.S. border, pictured on March 20, 2020.  (ASSOCIATED PRESS)
The border crossing at the Peace Arch Canada-U.S. border, pictured on March 20, 2020. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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.

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Canadians, on the other hand, have a different perspective on the prospect of the border reopening. And they didn’t mince words online.

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