Provincial border bans during COVID-19 spark lawsuits, anger from Canadians denied entry

Provinces say travel restrictions remain necessary to avoid spreading coronavirus
Sophia Harris ? CBC News ? Posted: Jun 06, 2020 4:00 AM ET | Last Updated: 8 hours ago

Lesley Shannon of Vancouver was devastated when New Brunswick rejected her request last month to enter the province to attend her mother's burial.

"I'm mystified, heartbroken and angry," said Shannon on Wednesday. "They're basically saying my mother's life has no value."

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island and the three territories have temporarily barred Canadian visitors from entering their borders unless they meet specific criteria, such as travelling for medical treatment.

The provinces and territories say the extreme measures are necessary to protect their residents from the spread of the novel coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 illness...