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From CBC News – While the coronavirus pandemic has prompted a shutdown of non-essential travel at the Canada-U.S. border, a number of provinces have also set up checkpoints at their borders to restrict traffic, raising questions about the constitutionality of such measures.

“It does depend to some extent on what it is they’re asking you to do,” said constitutional expert Wayne MacKay, professor emeritus of law at Dalhousie University.

“It does raise some constitutional questions, particularly because of Section 6 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which is the mobility rights provision.”

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