John Ivison: Mandatory hotel quarantine is a good idea poorly executed
The Canadian businessman who lodged a court challenge to quash the Trudeau government’s quarantine hotel program did not generate much sympathy. With beach access from his home in Saint Martin, Dominic Colvin is hardly typical of the cash-strapped seniors that the Canadian Snowbird Association says would find it a hardship to pay the $2,000 for three nights in a government-approved hotel. We apologize, but this video has failed to load.
tap here to see other videos from our team. Try refreshing your browser, or Opponents of what the government calls the “hotel stopover requirement” face an uphill battle. A poll for Ipsos this week suggests that 83 per cent of Canadians support the new travel restrictions, even if 41 per cent think there should be some exceptions for people who left before the quarantine requirement came into effect. Colvin’s lawyer, Jeffrey Rath, said his reaction to the new rule was: “Holy sh-t, I now live in East Germany and I’m a prisoner of the government of Canada.” That’s risible. A three-night stay at the Holiday Inn Express Toronto Airport might …
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