statement from senate republican leader rob ortt

On Lifting of Travel Restriction at Canadian Border Starting 10/1

The lifting of burdensome travel requirements at the Canadian border is long overdue and welcome news, particularly for our border communities that have suffered economically for more than two years.

New Yorkers saw the freedom to connect and gather with family and friends suppressed during the pandemic – a freedom that should never again be in the hands of an overbearing government.

I have been calling for the travel restrictions to be removed for months, because our economy in Western New York is directly correlated with a strong relationship with our Canadian neighbors.

This is great news for the economy and tourism in Western New York, and I am thankful to my partners in government at all levels who worked together to get this done.

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