Opinion | Canada Should Reopen Its Border

Opinion | Canada Should Reopen Its Border

Hockey fans rejoiced last Sunday when Canadian health officials agreed to let National Hockey League teams cross the U.S.-Canada border for the Stanley Cup playoffs. It was not a big surprise; the Montreal Canadiens are looking good, and they stand to bring the Cup north for the first time since they won it last in 1993. I, on the other hand, still cannot cross into Canada, at least through June 21. My case may not be quite as compelling as the N.H.L.’s, but a neighbor up on the Laurentian lake where we have a cottage called last week to say a tree had snapped and a branch threatened to crush a shed where I’ve stored many important things. And the municipalité says it’s time to empty the septic tanks. And I can argue that I pose less of a public health threat than a planeload of hockey players; I got my second Pfizer jab more than four months ago and have regularly tested negative for the coronavirus. And I really want to go. My family has been spending summers, and …
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