Feds says border controls are enough regardless of criticism from Ford

MONTREAL — Public Security Minister Invoice Blair says the federal authorities is doing sufficient on the border to guard Canadians from COVID-19.

Blair advised reporters as we speak Canada’s border controls are among the strictest on this planet and that greater than 98 per cent of COVID-19 circumstances within the nation are the results of group transmission — not worldwide journey.

The minister’s feedback adopted criticism from Ontario Premier Doug Ford, who mentioned Monday that Ottawa wanted to do extra to stop travellers from bringing the novel coronavirus into the nation.

Ford hit the federal authorities once more as we speak on the problem, telling reporters that Canada should require that travellers receive a destructive COVID-19 take a look at earlier than they arrive on Canadian soil.

Canada suspended flights from the U.Okay. at midnight on Dec. 21 after a brand new variant of COVID-19 was found in that nation.

Chief public well being officer Dr. Theresa Tam advised reporters as we speak that the brand new variant has not but been detected in Canada.

This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Dec. 22, 2020.