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Doug Ford Says Canada's New Travel Restrictions Are 'Far Too Late' & Don't Do Enough

Canada could be creating the conditions for a fourth wave if action isn't taken, according to the premier.

Doug Ford has said that Canada's travel restrictions didn't come quickly enough and he wants more action to be taken right away.

In a statement sent to Narcity on April 24, the premier said that 36 cases of the B.1.617 variant have been identified in Ontario, which is what he was trying to avoid by calling for stricter border measures.

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Ford said he's "pleading with the federal government to close the border" and stop all non-essential travel to Canada immediately.

As of April 22, Canada banned flights from India and Pakistan for 30 days because of the increased activity of COVID-19 virus variants in those countries.

However, according to Ford, those new measures were implemented "far too late" and don't do enough to protect Canadians. He said there's a risk of prolonging the third wave or even creating the conditions for a fourth wave if more action isn't taken.

Twitter Users Are Revealing Everything They 'Blame Canada' For & The Answers Are Perfect

"IBlameCanadaFor making me believe in the house hippo..." 🦛

From Canada geese to Dildo, Newfoundland, there are apparently a lot of things the rest of the world blames Canada for!

On Thursday, September 16, #IBlameCanadaFor was trending on Twitter and it seems like the whole world — including Canadians — just couldn't wait to pile on.

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23 Canadian Brands You Probably Didn't Know Were Founded Right Here At Home

From shiny jewelry to firm mattresses and everything in between! 🇨🇦

Narcity may receive a small commission if you purchase something we recommend in this article, which was created by the Narcity Shop team. Items are in stock and prices are confirmed at the time of publishing, but they can change at any time.

Canada is known for its crazy winters and mega-artists like Drake and Justin Bieber, but one thing it doesn't get enough recognition for is its amazing roster of lifestyle and apparel brands.

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Alberta's Vaccine Passport Is Officially Coming But It Won't Be Used Everywhere

Businesses can decide if they want to implement it or not.

With Alberta currently under a state of emergency, the province will be introducing a vaccine passport, but there will be some exemptions.

On Wednesday, September 15, the provincial government announced the implementation of the Restrictions Exemption Program, which is Alberta's form of a vaccine passport.

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