“We are not detaining people”: Trudeau on federal quarantine sites

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While fielding questions from reporters on Tuesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dismissed concerns about travellers being detained in federal facilities emphasizing that the forced quarantines are “medically based isolations.” “I think it’s extremely important to make a clear distinction that these aren’t detentions; these are medically based isolations,” Trudeau said during his daily coronavirus press conference. “We are not detaining people. These are public health measures that are necessary to ensure that we are keeping Canadians safe, particularly given the arrival … of new variants in Canada, and extensively around the world.”