Canada, which closed its borders to most foreign nationals this week, agreed with the United States to close their shared border to "non-essential traffic" to curb transmission of the novel coronavirus.
"This will apply also to people who are self-employed and have to close shop because of the virus", he said.
In a press conference Thursday, Trudeau said the Canadian and US governments are "fine-tuning" the agreement to temporarily close the border between the two countries.
Canada relies on the USA for 75% of its exports and about 18% of American exports go to Canada, The Associated Press reported.
Trudeau said how long schools, businesses and even the border will be effectively shut down is unclear, adding he's listening to the advice of experts.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today he expects new restrictions on non-essential travel at the Canada-U.S. border to take effect Friday night, but cautioned that both sides are still fine-tuning the agreement.
Freeland says she spoke to Quebec Justice Minister Sonia LeBel, as well as all provincial premiers, about the issue.
Wiafe said a person or family's reaction to social distancing doesn't have to centre completely on the negative of what they can't do.
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Sen. Kevin Cramer said, "This is an appropriate, measured response".
Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau confirmed the closure in a Wednesday morning press conference.
"We are continuing to work on the fine tuning of the agreement between Canada, the United States".
Trudeau again urged Canadians overseas that it's "time to come home", adding that the federal government is working "very hard to bring (them) home". Trump has assured Americans who are still out of their homes for work, that "money will be coming" to them. Be sure to sign-up for this free industry daily newsletter.
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None of the votes have been rescheduled.
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