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How Likely of Canada to ban travel?

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Seriously .. you actually think people here, who are not in government, and have access to all the same news reports as you do, would know the answer to that question? You can listen to the PM answer a similar question from a reporter here:

lhttps://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1844753987519

And you can read this article that talks about the Charter:

https://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/canada-news-pmn/trudeau-leaves-door-open-to-tighter-travel-ban-eyeing-covid-19-mutations-abroad

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Who knows. I’d say it’s unlikely but nothing is impossible. Charter rights are not absolute.

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50/50. Depending on where you are flying to, I guess.

Recent polls suggest that 70% of Canadians think travel should be banned so you never know.

Flights from the UK were recently banned so I suppose anything is possible.

I was being facetious with the 50/50 no one here can tell you...

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There may not be a ban on travel out of Canada, but it can sure become inconvenient and somewhat costly to return. Negative PCR test for one thing before boarding a plane home. 2 weeks quarantine on returning home is another thing.

BC is currently discussing how to discourage inter-provincial travel. Trudeau has international travel on his mind. No one is in a position to know sooner than the governments make their decisions.

Everyone who wants to travel would probably benefit from reading this article by a Windsor doctor who works in the ICU ward of his hospital:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/windsor-icu-doctor-covid-19-1.5871695

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"I’m from Toronto and I have made plans May (family related)"

As long as there are those with an entitled mindset, the Gov needs to consider banning flights. Especially with family involved, why would you want to travel from one of Canada's Covid hot spots & risk the health of family & others?

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Non-essential travel is banned now and a Whistler doctor is saying that she is very concerned about all the people she has been seeing at the Whistler medical centre from Ontario and Quebec. Ticks me right the heck off as I'm working pretty hard to stay inside my own health region and because I'm in Fraser, that means I shouldn't be going over to Vancouver Coastal, which includes Whistler.

So I feel I should not be traveling to Whistler from the Fraser Valley. What the HECK are easterners doing there?! We are making so many personal sacrifices to try and get this virus under control and these IDIOTS are traveling so they can go skiing.

Lets compare this to Australia, where they detected ONE case of Covid in Brisbane and went into full lock down for four days. Everyone was out on their school holidays at the beach resorts and they had to upsticks and get home. And they did. Because they have seen the benefits of hard restrictions and have been able to, for the most part, live a normal life as a result.

Ticks me right the hell off. Stay the heck at home.

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Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms allows Canadians full mobility rights:

"6. (1) Every citizen of Canada has the right to enter, remain in and leave Canada."

https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/csj-sjc/rfc-dlc/ccrf-ccdl/check/art6.html

It would be a serious decision by the Gov't of Canada to override the Charter with a ban on flights.

Like Vancouverite, I am also really frustrated that I have been trying to follow the guidelines for 10 months only to read about people travelling inter-provincially or planning to travel this summer.

As long as airlines are selling flights, hotels are selling rooms and ski resorts are selling lift tickets to people who could not be considered local by any stretch, the virus will continue to spread around. And I have to wait until all those "travellers" stop running around during this pandemic?? The pandemic will continue until "you" decide to become part of the solution.

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Its going to be another year at home if you want to follow the rules. Sad to say

We will have to see how many are vaccinated by year end.

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Everyone is certainly entitled to lock themselves away in their house for 18 months straight, if that's what they feel they should do. However, don't expect your disapproval of the behaviour of others to actually factor into their decisions in the slightest. That's just reality. You really should try to let go of that frustration, because it's out of your control. Otherwise, you will continue to be frustrated, as you watch others continue enjoying their travel. Your frustration is your problem, not theirs.

Maybe also try to keep things in perspective. You can worry about all of those people roaming between regions, but if that concerns you, then you should be far more concerned at the over 50% of Canadians who admitted to socializing over Christmas and New Years. 50% of 37 Million people having dinner with their parents/kids/grandparents are going to do far more to spread COVID than some domestic travellers, or even some international travellers.

People will keep travelling, just like people will continue to see their family over the holidays, just like people will continue to do other things that are not recommended. It will happen. It's not healthy or productive to worry about things you can't control.

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V67; 'Whistler doctor is saying that she is very concerned about all the people she has been seeing at the Whistler medical centre from Ontario and Quebec."

For every out of province visitor who ends up in the medical centre, how many don't? 50 to 1? 100 to 1?

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