Trudeau says he supports restricting interprovincial travel when necessary to stem spread of COVID-19

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The Prime Minister says he’s supportive of provinces and territories closing their borders in order to protect their residents from the spread of COVID-19. Justin Trudeau’s comments to CBC Radio came a day after B.C. Premier John Horgan indicated he is considering restricting travel to and from the province to help stem the third wave of the pandemic. Trudeau, asked Wednesday on CBC’s Daybreak South whether he would support such a move by Horgan, said he has already backed similar pandemic travel restrictions elsewhere in the country. “Every step of the way, I’ve been supporting premiers and territorial leaders on what they need to do to keep people safe,” the Prime Minster said. “As we saw with the Atlantic bubble, as we saw with the the Arctic territories, they make decisions around closing off the regions. That is something that we are supportive of.” He said the federal government’s role is to help make those decisions easier for provinces by providing income assistance and financial supports for businesses.

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