Ending Mandatory Quarantine for Some Travellers – June 9, 2021
Ottawa announces that fully vaccinated Canadians returning to the country by air will no longer have to undergo mandatory hotel quarantine. The measure will come into effect in early July. Travellers will, however, be required to test negative for COVID prior to departure and upon arrival. They will then have to wait for the result of their test on arrival by isolating themselves at home. This new measure will not apply to tourists. We analyze the economic consequences of this decision with Michel Leblanc, president and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal.
A federal public servant has decided to defend before the federal court of appeal his right to work in French which is provided for in the Official Languages Act and the COVID-19 pandemic reveals the federal government’s shortcomings in terms of bilingualism, according to the latest annual report of the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages. We take stock with Commissioner Raymond Théberge.
A report by Official Languages Commissioner Raymond Théberge, a summit on the reconciliation of Canadian Francophonies, an announcement from Ottawa on the lifting of mandatory quarantine for fully vaccinated Canadians in July, and an Alberta referendum on the withdrawal of equalization payments from the Canadian constitution … We discuss these topics with political scientists Stéphanie Chouinard and Frédéric Boily.