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Ottawa/Canadian-Media: Canadian Prime Minister said today that he had a detailed discussion last night with the premiers about different options to further limit travel the wake of the deadly coronavirus pandemic.
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Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau hoped that the federal government would consider invoking the Emergencies Act to limit travel to keep Canadians safe.
In a Sunday interview on Rosemary Barton Live, Garneau said, "We are looking at all potential actions to make sure that we can achieve our aims. The Emergencies Act is something you don't consider lightly. But we are first and foremost concerned about the health and safety of Canadians. And if we can do that in a way that we have the regulatory power to do it, we will do it."
Garneau added that the Emergencies Act would empower the cabinet to regulate or prohibit travel "to, from or within any specified area, where necessary for the protection of the health or safety of individuals."