Rob Gillies

Government, Business

Canada to Drop Vaccine Mandate at Border Sept. 30

Ambassador Bridge Commercial trucks and passenger vehicles cross the Ambassador Bridge on the Canada-U.S. border in Windsor, Ontario. (Cole Burston/Bloomberg News)

TORONTO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has signed off on Canada dropping the vaccine requirement for people entering the country at the end of September, an official familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Sept. 22.

Rob Gillies | Associated Press
September 22, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

Border Blockage Continues as Some Canadian Provinces Ease COVID Restrictions

Cones block an entrance to the Ambassador Bridge entrance to Canada Cones block an entrance to the Ambassador Bridge entrance to Canada Tuesday in Detroit. (Ryan Garza/Detroit Free Press via Associated Press)

TORONTO — A rapidly growing list of Canadian provinces moved to lift their COVID-19 restrictions as protesters decrying virus precautions kept up the pressure with truck blockades Feb. 9 in the capital and at key U.S. border crossings, including the economically vital bridge to Detroit.

Rob Gillies | Associated Press
February 9, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

Canada Extends US Border Restrictions to Oct. 21

A truck approaches the Canada-U.S. border in Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Quebec on Sept. 16. A truck approaches the Canada-U.S. border in Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Quebec, on Sept. 16. (Christinne Muschi/Bloomberg News)

Canada is extending the agreement to keep the U.S. border closed to nonessential travel to Oct. 21 during the coronavirus pandemic.

Rob Gillies | Associated Press
September 18, 2020