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Canada Considers Enforcing Emergencies Act to Limit Travel Amid Pandemic

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Canada Considers Enforcing Emergencies Act to Limit Travel Amid Pandemic

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The federal government is considering tougher travel restrictions and is not ruling out invoking the Emergencies Act if Canada’s COVID-19 infection rates remains high. The Emergencies Act would grant the cabinet the power to “regulate or prohibit travel to, from or within any specified area, where necessary for the protection of the health or safety of individuals.” “We are looking at all potential actions to make sure that we can achieve our aims. The Emergencies Act is something you don’t consider lightly,” Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau told CBC News on Jan. 24. “But we are first and foremost concerned about the health and safety of Canadians. And if we can do that in a way that we have the regulatory power to do it, we will do it.” Garneau said the government is “in very active discussions” about the measures, but did not give a specific time as to when …

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