Exemptions for Canadian and American Property Owners via Land Border Crossings

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Exemptions for Canadian and American Property Owners via Land Border Crossings

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Since March 21st, 2020 due to the COVID Pandemic, property owners on either side of the border have not been able to check, secure, stay, and maintain their property.  We are asking for both Canadian and American Governments to enact exemptions for property owners to check, secure, stay, and maintain their properties via crossing by the land border. 

Canada has made exemptions for long term relationships and family with the mantra love is not tourism.  Why the same logic cannot be said for those who want to check, secure, stay, and maintain their property?  Owning property is not tourism.

We find it hypocritical where currently you can jeopardize your health and safety crossing the border with no restrictions by plane; thus interacting and sitting next to complete strangers.  Yet driving in your own vehicle and bubble is forbidden. 

This flying loophole is economic discrimination where those who can afford to pay over $1000 to fly and rent a car, and travel time of 8+ hours to their property.  Or flying to a close U.S. airport and getting your vehicle transported to the U.S. for $2000 plus.  As compared to an average 2 hour drive by car and $60 in fuel costs.

Exemptions into Canada have been made for the wealthy, business leaders, foreign actors, professional sports leagues, and those who have NO legal status in Canada.  Many Canadian public government officials have also not followed the no travel advisories by flying out of Canada for personal/tourism travel.

In communications with Canadian officials, they respond to lobby the U.S. officials, because the exemptions that were made are unilateral.  In communications with U.S. officials, they respond to lobby the Canadian officials, because the agreement is bilateral, and it's Canada wanting the land border closed.  Basically both sides are pointing fingers  at each other with no accountability, because they know Canadians who want to get into the U.S. don't vote for them, and Americans who want to get into Canada don't vote for them.

Many businesses in proximity to the border have made their government officials aware of the significant loss in revenue due to the land border being completely closed.  They too are asking for exemptions for property owners.

Owning property is not tourism.  Property owners have a place to self isolate. We pay taxes and support the local economy in both Countries.

To this date, the Canada - U.S. border has not been closed for this time period; which includes world wars, wars, pandemics, and foreign/domestic terror attacks.

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