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Trudeau leaves door open to tighter travel ban, eyeing COVID-19 mutations abroad

Jan 15 2021 — Christopher Reynolds, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is leaving the door open to tighter travel restrictions, including a possible ban on outbound air travel as COVID-19 case counts climb across the country. “We’re always open to strengthening them as necessary," Trudeau said, referring to measures restricting international flights. Officials are keeping a close eye on countries […]

Trudeau leaves door open to tighter travel ban, eyeing COVID-19 mutations abroad

Jan 15 2021 — Christopher Reynolds, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is leaving the door open to tighter travel restrictions, including a possible ban on outbound air travel as COVID-19 case counts climb across the country. “We’re always open to strengthening them as necessary," Trudeau said, referring to measures restricting international flights. Officials are keeping a close eye on countries […]

Trudeau leaves door open to tighter travel ban, eyeing COVID-19 mutations abroad

Jan 15 2021 — Christopher Reynolds, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is leaving the door open to tighter travel restrictions, including a possible ban on outbound air travel as COVID-19 case counts climb across the country. “We’re always open to strengthening them as necessary," Trudeau said, referring to measures restricting international flights. Officials are keeping a close eye on countries […]

CRTC chairman questions CBC head over transparency amid broadcaster’s online push

Jan 11 2021 — Christopher Reynolds, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Oversight and transparency took centre stage on Day 1 of a nearly three-week review of the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.'s broadcasting licences, as the rush to furnish digital content butts up against regulatory concerns. The CBC is asking Canada's telecommunications regulator to renew licences for its various English- and French-language audio and audiovisual programming […]

CRTC chairman questions CBC head over transparency amid broadcaster’s online push

Jan 11 2021 — Christopher Reynolds, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Oversight and transparency took centre stage on Day 1 of a nearly three-week review of the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.'s broadcasting licences, as the rush to furnish digital content butts up against regulatory concerns. The CBC is asking Canada's telecommunications regulator to renew licences for its various English- and French-language audio and audiovisual programming […]

Airlines, travellers slam ‘confusion’ created by new COVID-19 testing rules

Jan 4 2021 — Christopher Reynolds, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Airlines and travellers say a slew of questions remain about the federal government's decision to require passengers returning to Canada to show negative results on COVID-19 tests taken abroad. Transport Minister Marc Garneau announced last Thursday that air travellers overseas will have to present proof of a negative molecular test — known as […]