The Canada-US border was closed to non-essential travel for thirty days on March 21, 2020. These restrictions have been serially renewed, most recently through August 21, 2020. This has resulted in a great deal of hardship among cross-border families, people with property interest in both countries, important (albeit non-essential) business travelers, and the retail and tourism sectors which rely on cross-border business.
Despite having been in place for almost five months, there has been little public progress towards describing what a border-opening decision would require.
This presentation will identify critical issues affected by the current situation, and review available procedures, which might be useful in allowing safe and efficient crossings in the foreseeable future.
The webinar is complimentary. To learn more about this webinar or to register, please click here .
Our speakers include:
Dr. Christopher Sands, Director, Hopkins Center for Canadian Studies
Marta Leardi-Anderson, Executive Director, Cross-Border Institute, University of Windsor
Kathryn Bryk Friedman, Ph.D., Esq., Global Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Laurie Trautman, Director, Border Policy Research Institute, Western Washington University
Invited legislators from Michigan, New York, and Windsor-Tecumseh