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‘Essential’ Hill workers told to bring ID, permission slip in wake of Quebec border crackdown

By Samantha Wright Allen      

Quebec authorities have assured the feds that public servants will be able to ‘move freely,’ so they can perform critical federal services, but one law professor says the move could be unconstitutional.

Gatineau police enforce a provincial order to halt non-essential travel to and from Quebec in Gatineau on the north end of the Portage Bridge from Ottawa on April 1. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Hill workers crossing the bridge between Ottawa and Gatineau, Que., are being told to bring ID and a form proving they have a right to cross the provincial border for work after Quebec’s April 1 order banning all non-essential travel to the province as it broadened efforts to stamp the deadly spread of coronavirus.

Samantha Wright Allen

Samantha Wright Allen is a reporter for The Hill Times.
- swallen@hilltimes.com


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