Conservatives again demand an end to all federal COVID-19 restrictions – CBC

Bloc, Liberal and NDP MPs say its irresponsible to scrap health measures with Omicron in circulation

Mar 24, 2022

The Conservative Party is renewing its push to get the federal government to lift all remaining COVID-19 restrictions, arguing the country must move on from all pandemic measures after two years of this health crisis.

The party tabled a motion in the House of Commons Thursday — a legislative attempt to force the government to drop measures like the vaccine mandate for federal public servants, transport workers, Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel and the RCMP.

The government has said already that as of April 1, it will have eliminated most travel-related COVID restrictions — such as pre-arrival testing and forced quarantines — for fully vaccinated travellers.

While some restrictions will be loosened or eliminated altogether, the government will still block travel by unvaccinated foreign nationals and require all travellers on planes and trains to wear masks and show proof of vaccination.

The Conservatives say they want want all these measures lifted immediately. They argue Canadians have done enough to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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