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Coronavirus: Canada eases border restrictions for siblings, grandparents, permanent residents

Siblings, grandparents and adult children of Canadians and permanent residents are among those who will soon be exempt from COVID-19 border restrictions.

The expansion of who can enter Canada came at a Friday afternoon announcement by Marco Mendicino, minister of immigration, refugees and citizenship, alongside health minister Patty Hadju,.

Those who don’t directly qualify under the expanded family rules will be able to apply to enter for compassionate reasons.

The specifics around how compassionate entry and the expanded family list will work are to be rolled out next week.

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    JesusSaves RunningRaven

    Yet we are in the process of closing down

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    Ahh, the morons making moronic decisions – who would of guessed it.

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    Teacher Dave's Toronto

    The Minister of Health seems truly clueless! The justification she gives for relaxing border controls for 'family' is that we don't have infection transmission related to travel at this time. Yes, that's because we don't have travel, as soon as we do the infections from travel will begin. What is driving this wrongheaded move? We're now entering the second wave so we should be holding firm to restrictions or increasing them – not relaxing them. What a mess!

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    This is really tough, just keep keep social distancing and wear a mask. If Canadians can behave like we did during lockdown back in march/april for just 5 weeks, by November, the medical industry would have been relieved enough to come up with more effective testing and therapeutic. Must evolve

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    I just imagine how many Americans going in ahahah

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    If you in America stay there. Who told go there?

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    This is a huge mistake.

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    Congratulations, Trudeau. Between this and your recent claim about COVID-19 harming gender equality (as if a virus ever discriminated in its choice of hosts), you're making it very easy for me to vote your drama queen butt out.

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    All the same trolls whining about how its all a conspiracy theory are now complaining about how this is not acceptable… lmao. Critical thinking is not a thing in youtube chat.

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    I live in Ontario but I can't go see my parents in Newfoundland. Outrageous I live in Canada. But the US can come here. Outrageous 😤😡💥

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    Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AODA).

    Accessibility Laws and Regulations for Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Canada.

    I'm disappointed for not providing Closed Captions (CC) by Global News at 8:10 pm EDT on behalf of Deaf viewers.

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    I missed my fathers 70 birthday, and his 50 anniversary as will. Outrageous 😡

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    Ridiculous. Second wave and easing restrictions .

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    Kindra Ravenmoon

    So travel/tourism is off yet anyone can come into the country if they are an extended family member? And Covid as a virus will overlook it's spread upon these travelers … Yeah ok if you say so LOL! There's no way foreign extended family members will be spreading the virus such as tourist would -Again , yeah right Lmaoo!!!
    All hail the 2nd wave! actually while we're at it -let's bring on an even more severe 3rd wave.

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    They are telling us not to spend Thanksgiving with family and relatives but then they easing border restrictions what is this? Soon it will be Christmas ☹️

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    How long can you stay?

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    Get ready to be overrun by American "refugees"🙄

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    It is funny how comments disappear!! I guess someone doesn’t want everyone to know how upset Canadians are about this!! Chinese maybe?!?👎🏼

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    This is not a good idea by no means The family that is stuck where they are America, or Canada should just wait till this cov19 is done We are going to see spikes of Cov19 if you ease on borders restrictions. Think about the Canadian people who worked so hard to keep our number down Good Christ

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    No! No! And No!! Second wave and you're opening doors?

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    Union commodity mining & energy Co., ltd.

    A face mask is the best vaccine against COVID-19.
    by…..
    Professor Amon Leelasamee, M.D., President of the Medical Association of Thailand

    As there is news that Thailand will have a vaccine against COVID-19 in late 2020, causing many people to worry that Thailand will not survive the second wave of COVID-19
    During this period before the end of next year Let me learn the fact that Now Thais have been using the vaccine against COVID-19. That is very effective and safe from various side effects anyway. That is, wearing a mask every time when going to a public gathering or in a crowded and poorly ventilated place. This is because wearing a mask is a barrier to prevent the COVID-19 virus.
    Into our nostrils and mouths Please do not wear a mask below the nostril. If you wear tight, you can prevent disease. If there is a mistake to get the infection in his sinuses The number of infection is very small. This small number of germs will cause disease. But will not show any symptoms Or only a little You will not be seriously ill. Definitely not fatal But will have an immune system Make us immune to spontaneously without having to get vaccinated If you fail to get infected while wearing a sanitary mask elsewhere, your immune system is stimulated to rise even higher and this naturally occurs. This is different from not wearing a mask, in which when the infection gets the full load into the lungs and is at risk of becoming seriously ill. Because the body did not build the immune system in time Many viruses also destroy many of our cells. And the fight against many viruses that the body immediately gets into the respiratory tract. The body releases cytokine storms. Cytokine storms are substances released by immune cells to fight large amounts of disease. But released too much to destroy their own cells as well Both of these mechanisms cause extensive damage to the lungs and deform the oxygen exchange function. Therefore, Thai people have to wear masks
    Health when entering a community that we do not know Because if they fail to get the infection, they will receive very small numbers and not become seriously ill. Moreover, the immunity is also born. Therefore, a face mask is the best vaccine against COVID-19 because the price of a face mask is cheaper than the vaccine expected to fall about 500 to 1,000 baht. (31.4THB = one USD) Thai masks are now common. Cloth mask is fine. You don't need to inject, you can get immunity or get sick And does not cause side effects from the vaccine, such as pain, swelling, redness, heat at the vaccination site or having a fever, etc.
    The more you wear a mask and keep your social distance, I confirm that you are using a vaccine against COVID-19. The best in the world You don't have to wait for the vaccine to be injected in the next year. Hurry and use the best vaccine today, according to the indications. And stop worrying that there will be no vaccine available or there will be a second wave of outbreaks. The Prime Minister did not have to compete for the vaccine for sore throat or being exhausted.
    Selling expensive, do not buy. Waiting for Thai people to produce by themselves, still ready to use
    ( Remark: for your info:: Thai citizen wearing face marks in.public 99% of total 70,000,000 people )
    (Master Amon allowed to publish Please help each other to share a lot)

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    I thought ppl had to make sacrifices

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    You could have flown in from China the whole time but not you racist capitalist Americans.

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    URBAN JUNGLE SYSTEMS

    Bad Timing without a vaccine.
    7 million + infected. How can border patrol know who is asymptomatic.
    No cure for Stupidity..

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    Canada is a totalitarian second word country now huh… a frozen banana republic. It took less than 40 years for the Canadian Charter of Right and Freedoms to become null and void by globalist progressive sellouts. What exactly does the CCP have over this country of pathetic men.

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    SHAMAN hunter gatherer

    At a time like this separating family shouldn't be a question who do you people think you are with your borders. I will rejoice when that whole thought process is struck down to the pits of hell cross a border then lock it you exiles

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    SHAMAN hunter gatherer

    I see what's going on so stupid dumb you're showing both your hands

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    SHAMAN hunter gatherer

    Too bad that's the last power reach you guys have go ahead and close all the orders around America it has begun I will rejoice close it down lol

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    Hell No, Trudeau ur going loose my vote, for this.

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    A grandparent or family member could be anyone relative to another in the country so if everyone says they can let their family members in they may aswell open the border to everyone as that's what it will eventually include makes no sense

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    Some one in High Places , no doubt wants to cross the border !!
    This is so ridiculous. On one hand telling people in Ontario to avoid travel in province, and only gather with IMMEDIATE family but ok to go to the Country with highest cases of Covid 😡
    Does not make sense
    And who is going to monitor them to be sure they quarantine!!!! And pay if needed for lodgings ??
    Sorry I am not for this at this time !!

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    So more planned human trafficking is it ? Need more illegal votes for the globalist enemy do you ?

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    We sacrificed so much to control the spread. They didn't Even make an effort to help themselves. Do you think they'll respect 14 days quarantine? I had to miss my old man's 80th birthday🤬

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