Frustrated with Trudeau government inaction, three provinces deploy officers to airports

Quebec, Alberta and Nova Scotia are all sending officials to airports to compensate for the fact that the Trudeau government has not yet implemented coronavirus safety measures.
Quebec, Alberta and Nova Scotia are all sending officials to airports to compensate for the fact that the Trudeau government has not yet implemented coronavirus safety measures.

Quebec, Alberta and Nova Scotia are all sending officials to airports to compensate for the fact that the Trudeau government has not yet implemented coronavirus safety measures.  

According to two unnamed sources, municipal officers from Montreal will be sent to Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport starting Tuesday morning.

CBC/Radio-Canada is reporting that the city of Montreal has lost its patience with the Trudeau government because new federal measures have still not been implemented.

"We want to force the federal government to meet its responsibilities," the sources told Radio-Canada.

"The level of information that is given [to travellers] is surreal. It's scandalous," claimed another unnamed source involved with airport screening.

Teams from the Montreal Police Service (SPVM) and the Montreal Public Health Department will be deployed to the airport. They will be tasked with instructing incoming travellers to self-isolate for 14 days.

The measures will be announced Monday morning by Mayor Plante. Sources claim that Mayor Plante is angered by the Trudeau government for its "inaction."

Quebec Premier Francois Legault had previously indicated in a press conference that he had a dispute with Trudeau over the handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has reached the same conclusion and is sending officials to Alberta airports. He tweeted late Sunday night: "I visited @FlyEIA Intl Arrivals to monitor #COVID19 screening measures.   I am very concerned about reports from travellers on inadequate federal screening protocols for international travellers. I have directed provincial officials to deploy provincial resources to AB airports."

Reporter Bruce Champion-Smith of the Toronto Star tweeted that Nova Scotia was sending provincial officials to Halifax airport for similar reasons.

The Post Millennial previously reported that the measures announced by Trudeau were not yet being implemented. Many Canadians have complained that there has been no enhanced security at airports despite the Trudeau government's claim that the measures were being implemented.