Ontario Chamber Welcomes Arrival Testing Pilot at Pearson AirportJanuary 6, 2021
(Toronto – January 6, 2021) – Today, Rocco Rossi, President & CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce released the following statement in reaction to the pilot project announced today to implement COVID-19 arrivals testing at Pearson Airport.
“Today’s news is a welcome first step – introducing arrivals testing at Pearson will provide an added, stronger measure to protect our communities from COVID-positive travelers already destined to Ontario.
“We recognize that COVID-19 testing will be a necessary part of air travel for the foreseeable future. The resumption of safe air travel is vital to Canada’s economic recovery and long-term competitiveness. A science-based approach to travel and lifting or reducing quarantines is critical to that effort.
“We encourage governments across the country to implement a similar testing regime for arriving passengers.”
About the Ontario Chamber of Commerce
For more than a century, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) has been the independent, non-partisan, indispensable partner of Ontario business. The OCC’s mission is to support economic growth in Ontario by defending business priorities at Queen’s Park on behalf of its network’s diverse 60,000 members.
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