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Pressure is mounting on the federal government in Ottawa to reopen the border with the United States as soon as this month.
Chambers of commerce on both sides of the U.S.-Canada border, along with other groups, issued a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau saying that they want travelers who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to be able to cross the border without having to show a negative test or undergo a quarantine.
The business groups say the changes should take effect on June 22, the day after the renewal deadline for a pact that restricts travel between the two countries.
Easing restrictions this month “To take account of rising vaccination levels would sustain jobs, boost business confidence and allow more families to reunite,” the business groups said in the letter. “It would help facilitate a safe and gradual return to a more normal life.”