Trudeau: Canada will be 'very, very careful' about reopening borders

24 June, 2020

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he is aware of "a lot of tourism firms and airlines who would like us to be able to once again to welcome tourists", but said such people "need to understand that if we take steps too quickly, if we are not sure of what we're doing at each stage, we risk hitting a second wave ... and having to close our economy again" (Reuters, 23-Jun-2020). He said he is understanding of the frustration experienced by some people, but explained that Canada is "going to be very very careful about when and how we start reopening international borders".