Premier Doug Ford, concerned about rising cases of COVID-19, has reached out to the feds to tighten measures at land borders.
He wants to see the quarantine measures in place at airports extended to these entry points as well.
He wants to see the mandatory 3 day hotel stay in federally designated hotels at the busiest crossings.
“ And I assure you, if I had the power, I would close down Pearson Airport immediately. I would shut down the land crossings to only those who are essential, because I would do everything in my power to stop a vaccine resistant variant from getting into our country and bringing a fourth wave with it”.
That would include Sarnia and Windsor. New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs says all the other premiers are backing Ford’s play.
However Friday afternoon the Prime Minister downplayed his requests, and said they are always willing to work with the provinces, but stopped well short of agreeing with the measures.