While fully immunized Americans and permanent residents will be able to enter Canada starting August 9, with the rest of the world to follow in September, Justin Trudeau’s not weighing into Washington’s lane.
The prime minister says every country should and does set its own policies.
”Canada is not going to any more dictate what the U.S. should be doing around its border policy than we would accept the U.S. to dictate to us around our border policy,” Trudeau said.
Former U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman is ”hopeful” the White House will soon follow Ottawa’s lead, however, he points out Canada borders one country while the U.S. borders two.
And it’s the one with Mexico that some experts and observers believe represents a larger challenge with some in the Biden administration reportedly fearing blowback if one border opens before the other.