Posted BY: Reclaim The Net
Least surprising news ever.
In an unsurprising turn of events, comments made by Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino suggested that ArriveCAN, a controversial app required at points of entry into Canada, could become permanent. Some changes made on its website and app also suggest the same.
Speaking at an event in Windsor earlier this week, Mendocino said that the app has the potential for other uses.
“ArriveCAN was originally created for COVID-19, but it has technological capacity beyond that, to shrink the amount of time that is required when you’re getting screened at the border,” Mendicino said, via the National Post.
The app is mandatory to enter Canada. Foreigners who refuse to use it or encounter problems while using it may be refused entry, while Canadians and permanent residents may face mandatory quarantines, additional delays at the border, and even fines.
Earlier this week, changes made to the app and on ArriveCAN’s website also suggest the app might become permanent.