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June 16, 2021
Burn in the U.S.A.: Canadians who got the AstraZeneca vaccine can’t see ‘Springsteen on Broadway’
The show must go on. But if you got the AstraZeneca vaccine, you’re not invited. Canadians who got that shot will not, at least for now, be allowed in seats for “Springsteen on Broadway” the first production since the famous theatres went dark at the start of the pandemic.
Globe and Mail
June 13, 2021
Federal government not tracking vaccination status of returning Canadians who got their COVID-19 shots abroad
International borders are federally managed by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), but the data collection has been left to the provinces and territories, which do not have direct access to incoming travellers. The data are only being collected at the provincial or territorial level when a person voluntarily provides that information to local public-health authorities. Some travellers say this is creating a jurisdictional quagmire, with confusion over how or where to register vaccinations received abroad.
June 13, 2021
Is Canada ready to reopen its borders?
Professor Kelley Lee says that while Canada is moving along with the vaccine rollout, it is still too early to completely open the border and resume normal travel.
June 12, 2021
Concerns over Canada’s plans to relax quarantine measures
Julianne Piper, SFU Research Fellow, explains why the federal government should implement more robust testing if they move forward with relaxing quarantine measures for fully vaccinated Canadians.
Uncommons with Nate Erskine-Smith
May 20, 2021
Pandemic border management with Kelley Lee
Border management has become deeply politicized in recent months, and it’s worth moving beyond the partisan debate, to reflect on best practices around the world, and to assess what more Canada should do both to enhance travel restrictions and address essential travel needs.
CBC The Early Edition
May 18, 2021
The impacts of border closures
Kelley Lee speaks with Stephen Quinn about banning flights from India and Pakistan, and keeping the border closed with the United States.