Canada restrictions could stall U.S. reopening

As the U.S. looks to reopen the economy, Canada looks to keep up border restrictions.

According to Chrystia Freeland, Canadian Deputy Primer Minister, “Canada believes that we need to extend the restrictions that we agreed to with the United States in a process last month. We think it’s premature to set a specific date when things can be lifted and we can go back to normal.”

While food distribution continues across the border, the Canadian ag sector is still hit with growing COVID-19 cases in their meat packing industry.

It is reported that Cargill workers in Alberta, Canada are calling for a temporary shut down of the plant; this plant processes 30 percent of Canada’s meat supply.