Legault Says Canada's Premiers Disagree About When To Reopen The Canada-US Border

"Ideally, not before the end of August."
Legault Says Canada's Premiers Disagree About When To Reopen The Canada-US Border

In a June 1 press conference, Quebec Premier François Legault said he hopes that the Canada-United States border will stay closed until at least the end of August.

The premier said he had a telephone meeting on the issue with the rest of the premiers and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau last week, but Canada's provinces are currently divided on their approach to reopening the border.

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"There is no consensus across Canada," Legault said.

"There are provinces like Alberta that would like to open quickly and then there are provinces like Ontario and Quebec that want to wait."

Legault said he told Trudeau that Quebec wants to "wait for people to have their two doses" of a COVID-19 vaccine before reopening the border.

The premier said Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé will be releasing a schedule later this week for Quebecers who want to move up the date of their appointment for the second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

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