Once again, the ArriveCAN app is becoming a punishing victim. It doesn't matter if you are vaccinated, if you don't have the government's electronic application or you haven't updated it, not only will the public health officers demand a 14-day quarantine, but they could also give you a hefty ticket of about $6750 or more.
This is an application that once again hinders the rights and freedoms of Canadian citizens but also tourists who come to Canada. Joanne Walsh is a 71-year-old woman who was intercepted at Canadian Customs on her way back from Niagara Falls and was required to undergo a 14-day quarantine even though she had her proof of vaccination and passport.
Her offence was not having the ArriveCAN application with her and not having pre-downloaded and filled it out. Today she tells us what she felt at that moment at the Canadian Customs.