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CANADA: Border to remain closed until at least May 21

Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said the rise of variants of concern are a big factor in the continued border closure
Pigeon River Border Access Restricted
The Pigeon River Border Crossing has been closed since March 2020. (Leith Dunick,

The Canada-U.S. border will remain closed for at least another month, according to Canada's Public Safety Minister.

Bill Blair confirmed the country has agreed with the United States to keep the land border between the two nations closed until at least May 21.

“As cases rise and variants of concern continue to emerge across the country, we will continue to do what it takes-for as long as it takes-to keep Canadians safe,” Blair said, in a post made to his Twitter account.

The border has been closed since March 2020.


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Leith Dunick

About the Author: Leith Dunick

A proud Nova Scotian who has called Thunder Bay home since 2002, Leith is Dougall Media's director of news, but still likes to tell your stories too. Wants his Expos back and to see Neil Young at least one more time. Twitter: @LeithDunick
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