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OTTAWA (LifeSiteNews) – Even though Canadian airports are some of the most delayed in the world, the Canadian federal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is bringing back a much-maligned mandatory random COVID testing scheme for arriving air travelers.
In an announcement yesterday, the Trudeau government said its random COVID testing scheme will resume July 19 at four major airports, Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal, and Toronto. This time, however, testing will be done offsite.
“All testing for air travellers, for both those who qualify as fully vaccinated and partially or unvaccinated people, will be completed outside of airports, either via an in-person appointment at select testing provider locations and pharmacies, or a virtual appointment for a self-swab test,” the government says.
For travelers who qualify as “fully vaccinated” who are selected for mandatory random testing, “as well as air travelers who do not qualify as fully vaccinated,” says the government, they will be notified if they have been selected for a test via email “within 15 minutes of completing their customs declaration.”
The federal government of Trudeau “suspended” a COVID travel vaccine mandate on June 20 but kept in place the much-maligned ArriveCAN app, which makes travelers reveal their COVID jab status upon arrival into Canada.
As it stands now, all travelers arriving in Canada must use the ArriveCAN app to submit their travel and contact information, as well as any COVID vaccination details, before crossing the border or boarding a flight.
ArriveCAN will be the tool that selects whether or not one is selected for random COVID testing.
Canadians who are not jabbed are allowed to come home to Canada but must use the ArriveCAN app, produce a negative COVID test, and quarantine for 14 days.
Unvaccinated foreign nationals are still barred from entry into Canada, the government claims, “because vaccination rates and virus control in other countries varies significantly.
In early June, the Trudeau government suspended random COVID testing at all of Canada’s airports. However, the government said at the time that they could bring back the much-criticized random COVID testing scheme.
According to the government, the “pausing of mandatory random (MRT) testing for air travellers was a temporary measure and part of a broader strategy to transition traveller testing for air travellers into the community. MRT continued during this period at land points of entry.”
Earlier in the month, the Trudeau government threatened to fine Canadians who do not use the ArriveCAN app.
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194 member states representing 99% of the world's population are expected to sign pandemic treaties with the WHO that would allow Tedros, or any future Director General, to dictate exactly how your nation would respond to a new disease outbreak which they consider a pandemic.
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Ludicrously, 20 world leaders calling for the treaty, including Tedros, Boris Johnson and Emmanuel Macron, compared the post-Covid world to the post-WWII period, saying similar co-operation is now needed to "dispel the temptations of isolationism and nationalism, and to address the challenges that could only be achieved together in the spirit of solidarity and co-operation - namely peace, prosperity, health and security."
Australian PM Scott Morrison is the latest leader to express support for a “pandemic treaty”.
The stated intention of the WHO is to “kickstart a global process to draft and negotiate a convention, agreement or other international instrument under the Constitution of the World Health Organization to strengthen pandemic prevention, preparedness and response.”
The wheels are already in motion, with the Biden administration officially proposing the initial steps towards handing global pandemic control to the WHO.
Biden's representatives have submitted amendments to the WHO's International Health Regulations (IHR), which would give the Director General the right to declare health emergencies in any nation, even when disputed by the country in question.
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The ball has been rolling since the last World Health Assembly meeting in December, where the United States launched negotiations "on a new international health instrument on pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response," a U.S. statement read.
"This momentous step represents our collective responsibility to work together to advance health security and to make the global health system stronger and more responsive.
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Airline associations and politicians blast the return of random COVID testing
The return of mandatory random COVID testing comes despite firm opposition from Canada’s travel and tourism industry, who last month urged the Trudeau government to drop all COVID health measures.
In a statement yesterday, the National Airlines Council of Canada (NACC) said that signaling out air travelers for random COVID testing does not make sense and must end.
“We reaffirm our position that it is time to utilize alternative methods of assessing presence of COVID-19 in the community, rather than rely on testing of travellers to do so. This is in line with over 50 countries that have removed barriers to travel altogether,” the NACC said.
The NACC noted that “travel remains the only industry, across Canada, that is subject to testing and mandatory isolation requirements of 10 days, which is completely out of step with provinces and territories.”
“All other activities across the consumer economy, including concerts, sporting events, and large gatherings are not subject to these requirements. We call on the federal government to no longer single out travel as the only consumer activity with excessive public health requirements,” it added.
Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) MP Melissa Lantsman, who for months has been voicing her opposition to COVID jab mandates and other travel measures, blasted the return of random COVID testing.
“There was no science shared to test fully vaccinated air travellers at airports. There was no science shared to pause the testing. There has been no science shared about re-establishing mandatory random testing offsite of airports for air travellers. Theatre,” tweeted Lantsman.
CPC MP and leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre also took aim at the return of random COVID testing.
“With airports still in chaos, Trudeau is bringing back random COVID testing of vaccinated air travellers. This will only make things worse for travellers. Stop the political theatre and fix our airports,” tweeted Poilievre.
In recent days, Canadian airports and airlines were ranked as the most delayed in the world.
Despite this, the Canadian government has extended its current COVID border measures until at least September 30.
Masking on airplanes and trains remains mandatory, but cruise ships are not included in the new measures.
Canada’s strict COVID measures were the catalyst for the Freedom Convoy, which took to the streets of Ottawa to demand an end to all COVID mandates for three weeks in February. As a result, Trudeau on February 14 enacted the Emergencies Act (EA) to shut down the Freedom Convoy. It was later rescinded.