Inuvik Twin Lakes
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Since March, a lot of my questions that I have been receiving have been in regards to COVID-19. I've heard from my constituents about their thoughts as well on the Emerging Wisely plan. There are some residents who support the closed borders and the strict rules in place, and there are those who want to know why, since we've had no cases since April, we are under such strict rules at the borders and the borders remain closed. Mr. Speaker, with our neighbouring territory, the Yukon is planning on opening up a lot faster than us. This has increased the questions of concern for those who are against opening up and those who are wanting to have loosening of the restrictions. They would like an explanation as to why we cannot return to normal, at least within the Northwest Territories.
Mr. Speaker, you're well aware the ferries will be opening up to the Yukon this weekend in our region, and many of my residents are asking when they will be able to travel without isolating when they return. With the recent news of the Yukon possibly opening up to BC by July, is travelling even a possibility for the NWT residents there? For those who do not want to stay home and want to go camping overnight, I'm glad to hear that we may be going into phase 2 by next Friday, according to Dr. Kandola's announcement. It will, at least, give the residents some freedom. I will have questions for the Minister of health. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.