Conservative statement on the end of ArriveCAN requirements

September 21, 2022

Ottawa, ON – Melissa Lantsman, Deputy Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, and Pierre Paul-Hus, Quebec Political Lieutenant, released the following statement on the end of ArriveCAN requirements:

“Since Pierre Poilievre became the Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, the government has conveniently realized that Canadians were suffering from their inflationary deficits and planned tax hikes. Now, days later, they have also signaled that they will be ending the mandatory use of the ArriveCAN app.

“Ever since it was introduced, the ArriveCAN app has killed jobs, suffocated economies all over the country, and told visitors they weren’t welcome in Canada. Along with unscientific vaccine mandates and mandatory random testing, ArriveCAN created the longest delays ever seen at Canada’s airports. Seniors without cellphones were detained for hours at ports of entry, and fully vaccinated travellers were told to quarantine for no reason.

“Meanwhile, the Prime Minister jet setted around the world, with zero regard for his own rules and restrictions. While Canadians suffered for hours in airports, they watched as Justin Trudeau travelled maskless, breaking his own rules whenever he wanted.

“Worst of all, Canadians who couldn’t or wouldn’t comply with the ridiculous ArriveCAN restrictions were fined $6,255 for failing to go along with the government’s nonsense.

“Now, Justin Trudeau is walking back his disastrous and unscientific mandates, including the mandatory use of ArriveCAN. This decision is extremely overdue, and Canadians deserve an apology.

“Today, Conservatives are calling on the Liberal government to forgive any fines that were incurred for failing to comply with the failed Liberal ArriveCAN experiment. Canadians shouldn’t pay for Liberal incompetence. These fines should be immediately forgiven.”