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Since its inception, the Trudeau Liberals’ ArriveCAN app has garnered criticism from across the country, however, pushback has been strongest from areas along the 49th parallel.
On Monday, a coalition of border city Chambers of Commerce called on the federal government to nix the app and lift all remaining restrictions put in place to combat Covid.
According to CTV News, the coalition currently consists of Chambers of Commerce from Vallee in New Brunswick, Amherstburg, Fort Frances, Windsor-Essex Regional, Greater Kingston, Sarnia Lambton, and Greater Niagara in Ontario, and Crystal City & District in Manitoba.
Leading the charge was Windsor-Essex Chamber of Commerce CEO Rakesh Naidu. Home to one of Canada’s busiest border crossings, the Ambassador Bridge, Windsor has been hit hard by pandemic-induced travel regulations.
“The border measures are not only slowing down border crossings, but they’re also having a deterrent effect on visitors from the USA,” Naidu argued, adding that the Liberals’ ArriveCAN app is “hurting both our tourism industry and our economy in general.”
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