12.17.21 Advocacy Alert: Canada to Again Require Testing for Entry
December 17, 2021
Today, Canadian officials announced they would be reinstating a requirement that all entrants present proof of a negative COVID-19 test.
The requirement will take effect Tuesday, according to the Buffalo News.
After an outcry over the strict requirement, which made travel to Canada cost-prohibitive for some, Canada relaxed the testing requirement for short trips just a few weeks ago. However, citing rising concerns about the Omicron variant, Canada will again require proof of testing.
Only PCR tests – not “rapid” tests – will be accepted by the Canadian government.
Full border crossing information from the Canadian government is available here, although it was not updated to reflect this announcement before this blog’s publishing.
To find a test site near you, visit here.
The BNP continues to urge leaders on both sides of the border to adopt reciprocal border crossing policies that maximize the flow of traffic between our nations. We will continue to keep you posted as this develops.
Worldwide, companies throughout every business sector are dealing with significant supply chain challenges. The Buffalo Niagara region is certainly no exception. Increased costs, labor shortages, logistical breakdowns, and a host of other issues are impacting all aspects of the economy from manufacturer to customer.
Last night, New York voters selected party nominees for Governor, Lt. Governor, and Erie County Clerk.
Primaries for U.S. House and State Senate seats will be held on August 23. No Assembly candidates in Erie or Niagara counties faced primaries.
In the next few months, prepare to receive a much higher bill for unemployment insurance (UI). The BNP spent over a year warning state leaders that this was coming. The state failed to act, and now, the chickens are coming home to roost.
One set of primary elections will take place on Tuesday, June 28. Early voting is open now. Look up your polling place and sample ballot here: (Erie County) (Niagara County). Note that primary elections are only open to voters registered in that party.