Don’t cry for us, Argentina… because like flights taking off from all over the world, you, too, are still welcome to land at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport…
At least that’s what I discovered on Sunday night when a flight touched down from Buenos Aires at Pearson. I know what you’re thinking: didn’t the Justin Trudeau Liberals close the borders last month? Indeed they did, but the devil, as always, is in the details.
Which is to say there are so many exemptions to that border-closure that it virtually seems like business as usual at the airports, albeit on a scaled-back basis. In fact, on any given day there could still be some five to 10 flights coming into Canada from the very epicentre of the Wuhan flu – China. How’s that for public safety?
I once again asked arrivals to Pearson from Argentina what new and enhanced screening measures they were subjected to at Customs (spoiler alert: not much.)
As well, I wanted to confirm if it was true that customs agents are handing out masks to asymptomatic passengers, which is what our former graphic designer and current Minister of Health, Patricia Hajdu, claimed is taking place. Again, there was zero evidence of masks being given out (I contacted the Minister’s office for clarification several days ago in case she misspoke but have yet to hear anything back.)
Then again, much like her boss, Justin (I admire China’s basic dictatorship) Trudeau, Ms. Hajdu is a China booster as well. Last week she stated:
“There is no indication that the data that came out of China in terms of their infection rate, and their death rate, was falsified in any way.”
And China would never lie to the world, would it? Alas, when it comes to what China says and what Minister Hajdu says, we’ll take that with a shovel-full of salt…